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Wine cooler threat lands Cottage Grove man in jail

A Cottage Grove man was arrested after he allegedly threatened someone with a wine cooler.

Police were called about 10:30 p.m. June 15 to the 8400 block of Ideal Avenue on a report that a male suspect was out of control.

Officers found two suspects nearby at Hillside and Hilo trails.

A 21-year-old Cottage Grove man was arrested on suspicion of fifth-degree assault. He had allegedly brandished a wine cooler bottle and threatened his stepfather.

The other man — a 19-year-old from Hastings — was arrested after police say he provided them with a false name. He used someone else’s name, which makes the alleged offense a gross misdemeanor.

Both men were booked at the Washington County jail.

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.

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