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Cottage Grove police reports: Burglary, property damage, vandalism, theft

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Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

Recently reported criminal activity in Cottage Grove:

Vandalism

A Cottage Grove resident reported June 27 that someone knocked over planters at a home in the 9900 block of 77th Street.

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Police were called June 30 after graffiti was found at Woodridge Park, 9000 90th St.

Zion Lutheran Church, 8500 Hillside Trail, reported July 2 that the church had been vandalized. There was graffiti on the side of the building.

A Cottage Grove resident called police July 2 after someone shot out a window of a home with a BB gun in the 8300 block of Hyde Avenue.

Rainbow Foods, 7280 East Point Douglas Road, reported July 3 that the building was vandalized. There was graffiti on the west side of the building.

A Cottage Grove resident reported July 3 that someone shot paintballs at vehicles in the 8700 block of Hale Court. No permanent damage.

Disturbing the peace

A 57-year-old Cottage Grove man was cited for disturbing the peace after he had been yelling and playing loud music after 10 p.m. at a home in the 7700 block of Hinton Avenue. Police warned him once, but were called back to the home a second time.

Property damage

Police received four reports of damaged yard lights June 30 in the 7400 block of Hidden Trail.

A Cottage Grove resident called police July 2 because a wood trellis was damaged in a yard in the 8400 block of Hillside Trail. Damage: $10.

A Cottage Grove resident reported July 2 that a bottle was thrown at a vehicle, causing a dent, in the 7700 block of Inskip Trail.

A Cottage Grove resident reported July 2 that someone broke a yard light in the 7100 block of Goodview Avenue. Loss: $100.

Burglary

A Cottage Grove resident reported a burglary late July 1 in the 11000 block of Lockridge Avenue. The burglary occurred during the evening when nobody was home. Someone forced entry through a window. Jewelry was believed to be stolen, according to report.

A Cottage Grove woman was arrested on suspicion of burglary following a report July 4 that someone broke into a home in the 8400 block of 85th Street. Cassandra L. Sirek, 19, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary. She allegedly broke in and took personal belongings.

Theft

Burlington Northern reported July 2 that an 18-foot trailer containing $30,000 to $40,000 worth of railroad equipment was stolen from River Acres Road and 115th Street. Cottage Grove police and Burlington Northern were investigating.

A Cottage Grove resident reported July 2 that three subwoofers were stolen from a vehicle in the 7700 block of Hinton Avenue. A vehicle window was broken to gain access.

A Cottage Grove resident called police July 2 after discovering someone had stolen copper pipe from a sprinkler system in the 7800 block of Hemingway Avenue. Loss: $250.

Holiday gas station, 8101 Hadley Ave., reported a $72 gas drive-off July 2.

A Cottage Grove woman reported her vehicle was stolen from the Metro Transit park-and-ride lot in the 7500 block of West Point Douglas Road. The 2013 Kia was valued at $28,000. The keys were not in the vehicle.

Walmart, 9300 East Point Douglas Road, reported July 3 that someone stole $55 worth of merchandise by going through the self-checkout area but not paying for the items.

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