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Theft

Two Cottage Grove females, ages 13 and 14, were referred to the Youth Service Bureau for shoplifting after they allegedly stole lingerie from Kohl's, 7990 Hardwood Ave., on April 8.

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SuperAmerica, 7162 East Point Douglas Road, reported a $20 gas drive-off April 9. Police were given a vehicle description, but no license plate number.

A Rosemount man reported April 9 that his wallet was stolen from a vehicle parked at New Life Evangelical Church, 11245 West Point Douglas Road. The wallet contained credit cards. Police said someone attempted to use one of the credit cards at the Kohl's store in Cottage Grove, but the transaction was denied.

A Cottage Grove woman reported April 10 that an iPod device was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a residence in the 7500 block of Iverson Avenue.

A Cottage Grove man reported April 18 that his cellphone was stolen while he was at Oakwood Park. Loss: $200.

Holiday gas station, 6921 Pine Arbor Drive, reported April 18 that two Cottage Grove males, both age 15, had stolen merchandise. One of the teens was not charged but ordered not to return. The other teen was referred to Youth Service Bureau for theft and ordered not to return to the store.

A Cottage Grove woman reported April 19 that someone had stolen a digital music player and a car stereo faceplate from an unlocked vehicle in the 8900 block of Greenway Avenue. Loss: $410.

An Oak Park Heights man reported April 19 that his wallet was stolen from a vehicle parked at a residential treatment home in the 8900 block of Jasmine Lane. The wallet contained $380.

A Cottage Grove woman reported April 19 that two unlocked vehicle were burglarized while parked in the 8700 block of Grospoint Avenue. A jacket valued at $40 and an inoperable CD player were reported stolen.

A Cottage Grove woman reported April 20 that a children's bike valued at $85 was stolen from a residence in the 8200 block of Jergen Avenue.

BP gas station, 8490 East Point Douglas Road, reported a $8 gas drive-off April 20.

Burglary

Police were called April 9 to a vacant church in the 8600 block of 90th Street on a report that someone had broken into the building. There were signs of forced entry, but there was no apparent damage.

Identity theft

A Cottage Grove man reported April 13 that someone used his identity to file taxes and open bank accounts. He did not lose any money, but needed the issue documented with police.

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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.
(651) 459-7600
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