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This monument sign was removed from the entrance to The Preserve, located at 67th Street and Jamaica Avenue. (Photo courtesy of the Cottage Grove Police Department)

A hefty heist: Thieves steal development's monument sign

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Thieves stole the rock monument sign that marks the entrance to The Preserve, a housing development at 67th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Cottage Grove where only a model home has been built so far.


The sign -- reportedly worth $10,000 -- was reported stolen Tuesday, July 6.

The theft is one of many that have occurred on the site, said Matthew Reiland, a former employee of the site's original developer, Johnson-Reiland Construction, Inc.

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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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