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Cottage Grove police said a string of reported thefts from vehicles and vehicle damages from April and July generally were in the neighborhood bordered by 80th Street, Keats Avenue, Hillside Trail and Jamaica Avenue. © 2011 Google

Police: DNA links suspect to Cottage Grove vehicle break-ins

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A Cottage Grove man likely faces criminal charges after police used DNA to allegedly link him to a string of vehicle break-ins.

Cottage Grove police said blood they collected as part of evidence in 13 reports of vehicle damage and theft from vehicles earlier this year matched that of Ryan P. Aasand, 20, the suspect in the cases.


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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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