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Cottage Grove police reports for July 18: Fire, vandalism, threats, theft

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Recent criminal activity reported in Cottage Grove.

Fire

Firefighters extinguished a car fire June 21 in the 7700 block of Inskip Trail. No injuries were reported.

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Vandalism

A Cottage Grove resident reported that a boat near the garage was spray-painted with black paint in the 9100 block of Jareau Avenue.

A Cottage Grove resident reported that someone spray-painted a swastika on the back of a house in the 9100 block of Janero Avenue. Damage estimated at $400 to $500.

A Cottage Grove resident reported June 29 that a house was egged in the 7900 block of Jeffery Avenue. No damage.

Threats

A Cottage Grove woman reported June 21 that she received threats by email from her ex-husband. Police were investigating.

Park hours

Donald L. Highman, 23, no permanent address, was cited and transported to Washington County jail after he was found in Hamlet Park shortly before midnight June 22. He was cited for being in the park after hours and for not having the required equipment on his bicycle.

Theft

A 34-year-old Hastings woman was cited for theft June 27 after she stole $82 worth of merchandise from Kohls, 7990 Hardwood Ave.

A Cottage Grove resident reported June 27 that someone stole a metal moose-shaped welcome sign that was attached to a garage in the 8400 block of Goodview Ave. Loss: $40.

An adult male reported June 28 that $10 in change and a bottle of prescription medication were stolen from a vehicle parked at West Draw Park, 7050 Meadow Grass Lane.

An elderly Cottage Grove woman's family reported June 28 that someone stole several pieces of jewelry valued at $4,170 from the woman's residence in the 8200 block of East Point Douglas Road.

Rainbow Foods, 7282 East Point Douglas Road, reported June 28 that a number of steaks were stolen from the store. No suspects.

A Cottage Grove woman reported that her handicap vehicle ramp was stolen from a garage in the 7900 block of Hearthside Avenue. Loss: $2,500.

A Cottage Grove resident reported June 30 that a bike valued at $300 was stolen from an open garage in the 9100 block of 79th Street.

A Cottage Grove woman reported June 30 that three light bulbs were removed from the exterior of her residence in the 8800 block of 91st Street.

A 14-year-old Hudson male was referred to the Youth Service Bureau for theft after he stole a bike from the 8400 block of East Point Douglas road on June 30.

A Wyoming, Minn., woman reported July 1 that her purse was stolen from a vehicle parked at Top 10 Wine and Spirits, 8617 East Point Douglas Road.

A Cottage Grove woman reported July 1 that miscellaneous tools valued at $350 were stolen from an open garage in the 9800 block of 77th Street Court.

Police received a report July 1 that a bike valued at $500 was stolen from outside a home in the 7700 block of Janero Court.

Holiday gas station, 6921 Pine Arbor Drive, reported a $70 gas drive-off on July 1.

Suspicious male

Police received a report shortly before 8 p.m. June 30 that a man approached a group of juvenile females on the playground at Crestview Elementary School, 7830 80th St., and asked if he could walk with them. The girls walked away from the man, and he then left the area before police arrived. Officers were unable to locate him.

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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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