Cottage Grove police reports for Nov. 26: Assault, property damage, theft
Recent criminal activity reported in Cottage Grove:
A Cottage Grove resident reported Nov. 14 that two plastic battery powered pumpkins were smashed at a home in the 7000 block of Irvin Avenue. Loss: $50.
Cub Foods, 8690 East Point Douglas Road, reported Nov. 15 that someone vandalized the restrooms, causing $300 damage.
Vandals caused $200 damage to the off-road bike track at West Draw Park on Meadow Grass Avenue. The Nov. 18 police report said someone took down snow fencing and damaged the track.
A 24-year-old St. Paul man was arrested Nov. 14 on suspicion of felony domestic assault after he allegedly slapped a 25-year-old woman at a home in the 8700 block of Ironwood Avenue.
A 24-year-old West St. Paul man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary and domestic assault following a Nov. 16 incident at a home in the 7800 block of Hearthside Avenue. The man allegedly went to the home of an ex-girlfriend to retrieve property and then kicked in the door. The 25-year-old woman was extremely fearful for her safety, according to the report. The man was booked into the Washington County jail.
Police plan to ticket a 16-year-old Cottage Grove girl for fifth-degree assault following her fight with another female student at the South Washington Alternative High School, 8400 East Point Douglas Road.
A 14-year-old South St. Paul boy was issued a juvenile citation for tampering with a motor vehicle and fleeing police on foot following an attempted vehicle break-in on Nov. 15. Police were called to the 8100 block of Hemingway Avenue about 11 p.m. on a report of three juveniles trying to break into a vehicle. The other two juveniles ran away and were not located.
A Cottage Grove man told police Nov. 16 that someone removed items from his vehicle in the 7400 block of Hydram Avenue. The items were found in the man’s yard.
A Newport woman reported Nov. 15 that a window was broken on a vehicle parked at Cottage Grove Middle School, 9775 Indian Blvd. Damage: $500.
A Cottage Grove man reported Nov. 16 that a bag was taken from a vehicle in the 7500 block of Immanuel Avenue. The bag was located later and returned.
A 51-year-old Cottage Grove man and a 45-year-old Cottage Grove woman were cited for theft Nov. 16 at Menards, 9000 East Point Douglas Road.
A Cottage Grove man reported Nov. 16 that his tool belt was stolen from a vehicle in the 8000 block of Hillside Trail. Loss: $1,500.
A Cottage Grove man reported Nov. 16 that his vehicle was stolen from a parking lot in the 7900 block of Hearthside Avenue. The vehicle had a tracking device installed and it was found in St. Paul. There are no suspects.
Sprint, 7145 East Point Douglas Road, reported on Nov. 16 that a cellphone valued at $700 was stolen. There were no suspects.
A 58-year-old St. Paul woman was cited for shoplifting Nov. 16 at Target, 8655 East Point Douglas Road.
Holiday gas station, 8101 Hadley Ave., reported a $37 gas drive-off on Nov. 17.
A Cottage Grove woman reported Nov. 18 that a cellphone was stolen from a home in the 9600 block of Heath Avenue.
A Cottage Grove man reported Nov. 20 that the battery was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 8400 block of Hilo Lane. The theft happened two weeks before it was reported.
A 36-year-old Cottage Grove man was transported to an area hospital after he was apprehended by police following a suspicious person report Nov. 20. Police were called shortly before 8 p.m. to the 8100 block of Hearthside Road on a report of a man yelling and running around in the street. Police planned to charge the suspect for misdemeanor obstruction of the legal process and fleeing police on foot.