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Cottage Grove police reports for May 15: Assault, drugs, accident

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Cottage Grove police reports for May 15: Assault, drugs, accident
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016


Timothy J. Barr, 48, of Cottage Grove, was booked into Washington County jail on suspicion of domestic assault on April 19 after he allegedly pushed a woman during a domestic incident at a home in the 9900 block of 82nd Street.

Police were called April 22 to Crestview Elementary School, 7830 80th St., on a report of an altercation between two students. An 11-year-old male student was referred to the Youth Service Bureau for fifth-degree assault after he punched another student.

A Cottage Grove man was arrested for allegedly hitting another man with a gun. Police were called shortly after 4 a.m. April 28 to a home in the 8400 block of Greystone Avenue for a reported domestic. John J. McKenzie, 42, who lives at the address, was arrested and charged with second-degree assault after he allegedly threatened to shoot a 32-year-old man and then he hit him in the head with a gun, according to the report.

A Cottage Grove man was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault after a domestic incident April 28. Police were called to a home in the 9100 block of Jareau Avenue, where Xiong K. Vang, 33, allegedly kicked his 34-year-old wife and broke her arm during an altercation, according to the report.


A St. Paul resident and a Woodbury man were transported to Woodwinds and United hospitals, respectively, after they were involved in a three-vehicle crash shortly before 10 p.m. April 22 in the 6600 block of Keats Ave. They suffered minor injuries.


A Cottage Grove woman living in the 8400 block of Jorgensen Avenue reported April 26 that she found a small plastic package in her mailbox that contained a substance she believed was a drug. Police said the substance tested positive for heroin.

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.

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