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Cottage Grove police: Knife-wielding 17-year-old arrested after burglary spree

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Police say a 17-year-old Cottage Grove male broke into a home armed with a knife, burglarized another home and tried to break into 100 vehicles during a three-day crime spree that ended with his arrest.


The teen was arrested Friday, April 5, after a reported burglary about 9 p.m. at a home in the 7800 block of Hemingway Avenue. The homeowner reported an intruder armed with a knife in her home.

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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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