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Police find Cottage Grove burglary suspect in home

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A St. Paul Park man was arrested after police say he was caught burglarizing a home.

Someone in the 8700 block of Greenway Avenue called police about 4:30 a.m. April 5 to report a possible burglary in progress at a vacant home across the street.

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Police arrived and found a window that had been pried open and a broken pane. There was forced entry to the home. Police arrested the 40-year-old St. Paul Park man as he came up from the basement, according to the report.

He was booked into the Washington County jail on suspicion of second-degree burglary. Police planned to issue a warrant for a second suspect.

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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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