Cottage Grove police reportsA summary of recent police activity.
A Cottage Grove man reported Feb. 4 that someone used his identity to open a credit card and two other financial accounts. His bank reimbursed him so he suffered no loss, but was told to report it to police.
Menards, 9000 East Point Douglas Road, reported Feb. 5 that someone may have stolen merchandise and then returned the products to the store for cash. The loss was estimated at $226. The case was under investigation.
Kohl’s, 7990 Hardwood Ave., reported Feb. 10 that a 19-year-old male from Rochester was cited for shoplifting. He had stolen a pair of jeans valued at $58.
A Cottage Grove woman reported Feb. 12 that her outgoing mail was stolen from the 9900 block of 77th Street. The mail was later found in a mailbox in Woodbury.
A student at Cottage Grove Middle School reported Feb. 13 that an iPod was stolen. A 13-year-old Cottage Grove admitted to stealing it and police referred him to the Youth Service Bureau for theft.
BP gas station, 8490 East Point Douglas Road, reported Feb. 14 that an unknown man stole two bags of beef jerky valued at $12.
Police were called Feb. 14 to a home construction site in the 7700 block of 60th Street on a report that seven boxes of vinyl siding were stolen. Loss: $1,184.
A Cottage Grove Middle School student reported Feb. 17 that an iPod was stolen. It was later recovered and a 12-year-old Cottage Grove female was referred to the Youth Service Bureau for theft.
A Cottage Grove man reported Feb. 17 that someone used his bank debit card to commit financial card transaction fraud.
A student at Park High School, 8040 80th St., reported Feb. 17 that $110 was stolen from his wallet. Police referred a 15-year-old Cottage Grove male to the Youth Service Bureau for theft.
A Cottage Grove Middle School student reported Feb. 17 that someone stole a pair of jeans. Police referred a 14-year-old Cottage Grove female to the Youth Service Bureau for theft.
Three teens —two 14-year-old Cottage Grove females and a 13-year-old Cottage Grove female — were referred to the Youth Service Bureau for theft after they allegedly tried to steal shoes Feb. 18 from Payless Shoes, 8621 East Point Douglas Road.
A Cottage Grove resident reported Feb. 20 that someone had stolen up to 150 yards of coaxial wire cable from a farm field on 100th Street. The cable is valued at $2,000 to $3,000.
Police were called Feb. 5 to Cub Foods, 8690 East Point Douglas Road, on a report of suspicious people. A 19-year-old female who had been ordered not to enter any Cubs stores was cited for trespassing. Two other women with her were told not to return to the store.
A 16-year-old Cottage Grove male was referred to the Youth Service Bureau for possession of drug paraphernalia after a police officer on patrol found the youth sitting near the park shelter in the 8800 block of Hamlet Road and in possession of a marijuana pipe.
Walgreens, 7135 East Point Douglas Road, reported Feb. 14 that someone attempted a $139 purchase with a bad check. The suspect left the store before police arrived.
A Cottage Grove woman reported Feb. 14 that someone had burglarized her home on Jan. 21. She reported that a video game system with games and two wedding rings were stolen for a total loss of $4,500.