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Cottage Grove police reports for Sept. 20: Assault, burglary, vandalism

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Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

Recent criminal activity reported in Cottage Grove:

Assault

A 25-year-old Cottage Grove man was cited for fifth-degree domestic assault following an Aug. 30 incident at his home in the 7500 block of Inskip Trail. According to police, the man grabbed his 32-year-old wife, pushed her down on the couch and held her head forcibly against the couch cushions while swearing at her. He was transported to the Washington County jail.

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A 24-year-old man, who has no permanent address, was arrested Sept. 3 on suspicion of fifth-degree assault for allegedly punching his 19-year-old girlfriend, who is from St. Paul, several times during a domestic incident at a home in the 9000 block of Islay Avenue. He was cited for fifth-degree domestic assault.

Burglary

A Cottage Grove man reported a burglary Sept. 2 in the 8300 block of Harkness Road. A subwoofer box was stolen but later recovered in a neighbor’s yard. A chainsaw valued at $100 was also stolen but has not been recovered.

Vandalism

A Cottage Grove resident reported Sept. 1 that someone took pumpkins growing at a home in the 8300 block of Hyde Court and smashed them in the street nearby.

Disorderly conduct

A 34-year-old Wyoming, Minn., woman and a 30-year-old Cottage Grove woman were ticketed for disorderly conduct following an altercation Sept. 6 outside in the 9700 block of Hayward Avenue.

Menards, 9000 East Point Douglas Road, reported Sept. 7 that there was a problem with an upset customer. He did not want a guard at the gate to the store’s outdoor lot to look in his vehicle. The customer was verbally aggressive and was agitated. Police contacted the 54-year-old man and cited him for disorderly conduct.

Suspicious activity

Caribou Coffee, 7145 East Point Douglas Road, reported a suspicious incident Sept. 7. An adult male approached a juvenile female and asked her if she was looking for work. The girl’s mom became uncomfortable, and the man said it was a legitimate business and he was looking for a secretary. Police told him that wasn’t a good approach.

Suspicious vehicle

A 41-year-old Amery woman was cited Sept. 8 for driving after suspension after she and another woman were found climbing on construction dirt piles in the 9700 block of Military Road.

Drugs

Police were called shortly before midnight Sept. 7 to a suspicious vehicle along Hinton Avenue. Two 17-year-old Cottage Grove males were issued Youth Service Bureau referrals for possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Fire

Police were called to the area near Belden Park around 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12 for a fire call. A group of juveniles had lit playground wood chips on fire. A 16-year-old Cottage Grove male was referred to the Youth Service Bureau’s fire awareness class. A 16-year-old St. Paul Park male was given a juvenile citation for possession of drug paraphernalia and a tobacco violation. A 14-year-old Cottage Grove female was issued a juvenile ticket for a tobacco violation.

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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.
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