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Disturbance leads to auto theft arrest in Cottage Grove
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Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

A St. Paul man was arrested for alleged auto theft following a disturbance March 2 outside Walgreens in Cottage Grove.

Police were called to the store parking lot about 9:30 p.m. for a possible domestic incident. A man and woman were found in the store; they said they’d had an argument but did not need assistance.


They left the car and got into a vehicle that police determined had been reported as stolen. Officers made a traffic stop and arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle. The woman was released.

The man was booked into the Washington County jail.