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Disturbance leads to auto theft arrest in Cottage Grove

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.

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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