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St. Paul Park police search for suspect in reported assault and burglary

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St. Paul Park police search for suspect in reported assault and burglary
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

Authorities were looking for a male suspect who allegedly assaulted a St. Paul Park woman after forcing his way into her home over the weekend.

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According to St. Paul Park police: A 42-year-old woman was awoken by noise around 12:15 a.m. Saturday at the back of her residence in the 1400 block of Blossom Lane. When she went to investigate the noise, a male intruder wearing a mask forced his way into a door at the back of the home and physically assaulted her.

It was not immediately known what injuries the woman sustained, but they were not life-threatening, St. Paul Park Police Chief Mike Monahan said Monday. The suspect was not armed. The woman was home alone at the time.

After forcing his way inside, the suspect ransacked the home and stole several items. Police did not release information about the stolen items, citing the pending investigation.

The alleged victim said that when she believed the suspect had left, she fled her home and later sought medical care.

"At this time it appears to be an isolated incident," Monahan said.

No arrests have been made. Police did not have a description of the suspect.

"He had a mask on so it's going to be difficult," Monahan said.

Monahan encouraged citizens to contact police if there is suspicious activity in or around their home and property.

Anyone with information about the reported burglary is asked to call St. Paul Park police at (651) 459-9785.

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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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