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Cottage Grove police brief: Man allegedly punched his grandma

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A man was arrested for allegedly punching his grandmother at a Cottage Grove home.

Police were called after 11 p.m. July 4 to a home in the 9000 block of 79th Street for a reported assault. A 66-year-old woman had been punched in the face several times, according to the police report.


Juan A. Rugel, 30, of Inver Grove Heights, was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault. Nobody at the home could tell police what led to the alleged assault. The victim did not need an ambulance but did go to an area hospital with unspecified injuries, the report said.

Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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