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Cottage Grove teen pleads to multiple felonies in robbery, burglary spree

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A Cottage Grove teen who admitted to breaking into several homes, threatening a woman with a knife and trying to rob another while she walked her dog has pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges.


Alex H. Westman,17, of Cottage Grove, pleaded guilty Monday in Washington County District Court to robbery and three burglary counts in connection with a string of crimes he committed in a Cottage Grove neighborhood earlier this year.

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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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