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Monday night car break-in starts fire

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Three teenagers admitted to breaking into nine vehicles and starting one on fire in and around the 8700 block of Ironwood Avenue in Cottage Grove Monday night, according to police.

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The teens, all 16-year-olds entering their junior year at Park High School, said they tried to steal a radio from one of the vehicles, causing sparks to come from the wires, which then caused the car to start on fire, said Cottage Grove Police Capt. Pete Koerner.

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