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Cottage Grove police reports for Jan. 8: Theft, assault

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Recent criminal activity reported in Cottage Grove:

Theft

A 14-year-old St. Paul Park girl was referred Dec. 18 to the Youth Service Bureau for theft after she stole a ring from Kohl’s, 7990 Hardwood Ave.

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A Cottage Grove woman reported Dec. 19 that one of her credit cards had been maxed out and she was missing $5,000. It’s an active investigation.

A 35-year-old Cottage Grove woman was cited for shoplifting Dec. 25 at Holiday gas station, 8101 Hadley Ave.

A Cottage Grove man reported Dec. 27 that his vehicle had been entered a few times in recent months and an MP3 player and some change was stolen. Total loss: $33.

A 30-year-old Cottage Grove man was cited for theft Dec. 28 at Menards, 9000 East Point Douglas Road.

A 30-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman was arrested on suspicion of theft after she allegedly stole $307 worth of merchandise from Menards, 9000 East Point Douglas Road.

Holiday gas station, 8101 Hadley Ave., reported a $25 gas drive-off Dec. 31.

A Cottage Grove man reported Dec. 31 that $500 was missing from his vehicle in the 9700 block of Harrow Avenue.

A Cottage Grove woman reported Dec. 31 that her cellphone was stolen from inside Cub Foods, 8690 East Point Douglas Road.

Menards, 9000 East Point Douglas Road, reported a theft Jan. 2. A male suspect took a couple of tools totaling $64. He left before police arrived.

A South St. Paul woman reported Jan. 2 that someone broke into her vehicle in a parking lot in the 9900 block of Jamaica Avenue. She said she was missing $300 worth of WIC vouchers.

Assault

A 13-year-old Cottage Grove boy was referred to the Youth Service Bureau for assault after police say he punched another juvenile Dec. 19 at Crestview Elementary School, 7830 80th St.

A 13-year-old Cottage Grove boy was referred to the Youth Service Bureau for fifth-degree assault on Dec. 20 following a dispute with another boy at Cottage Grove Middle School.

A 14-year-old Cottage Grove girl was referred to the Youth Service Bureau for assault after she hit another girl Dec. 20 at Cottage Grove Middle School.

Criminal charges are expected against an 18-year-old Cottage Grove man after he allegedly held down an 18-year-old female and struck her in the face during a domestic incident Dec. 24 at a home in the 8700 block of Hale Avenue.

A 55-year-old Cottage Grove man was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault-strangulation and fifth-degree domestic assault after he allegedly choked his 46-year-old ex-girlfriend and forcefully covered her mouth during a domestic incident Dec. 26 at a home in the 7700 block of Hinton Avenue. He was booked into Washington County jail.

A 35-year-old Cottage Grove man was arrested Jan. 1 on suspicion of domestic assault after he allegedly pushed his wife during a domestic incident at a home in the 8700 block of Isle Court. He was booked into the Washington County jail.

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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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