Cottage Grove police reports for March 21Police calls included assaults, property damage, vandalism, theft, break-ins and a drug call.
Cottage Grove fire crews on March 7 assisted a motorist who reported a vehicle on fire at Goodview Avenue and 70th Street. The car battery had melted.
An 18-year-old Cottage Grove woman was ticketed for fifth-degree assault March 7 after she allegedly punched a 17-year-old Cottage Grove girl while they were in the parking lot outside Cub Foods, 8690 East Point Douglas Road.
Two Cottage Grove boys, ages 11 and 13, were referred to the Youth Service Bureau after police were called March 8 to the 7800 block of Hearthside Avenue, where the boys were fighting.
Police were called March 8 to the 9400 block of Harkness Avenue on a report that a community mailbox had been damaged. The damage was estimated at $700.
A Cottage Grove man reported March 10 that someone dented the driver’s door on his vehicle while it was parked at Walgreens, 7135 East Point Douglas Road.
Police were called March 11 to a home in the 7400 block of 96th Street where the resident reported that the house and front door had been hit with yellow paintballs. Damage was estimated at $600.
Police were called March 9 after graffiti was found on the Kingston Park pavilion. No damage estimate.
Police were called to Kingston Park March 14 on a report of graffiti at the park pavilion. No damage estimate listed.
Police were called March 9 to Kingston Park on a report of a possible drug deal. Officers talked to a 16-year-old Cottage Grove male, who subsequently was referred to the Youth Service Bureau for possession of a small amount of marijuana.
An 18-year-old Minneapolis woman was ticketed for shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia after she stole $122 worth of merchandise from Cub Foods, 8690 East Point Douglas Road.
A March 10 police call that started with a reported altercation ended with an arrest. Officers were called at about 1:30 a.m. to a home in the 7600 block of Hinton Avenue on a report of a domestic. A verbal fight had taken place, but police located Keith Renfroe, 20, of Cottage Grove, who was arrested for an outstanding Washington County warrant and was cited for minor consumption.
A Cottage Grove man reported March 11 that two dogs attacked his dog while out on a walk near Indian Boulevard and Jordan Avenue. The man’s dog suffered minor injuries. The owner of the other two dogs was not known.
A Cottage Grove resident reported March 12 that someone broke into a vehicle overnight while the vehicle was parked in the 8400 block of Ivan Avenue. Nothing was reported stolen.
A Cottage Grove resident reported March 12 that someone rummaged through a vehicle parked in the 8700 block of Ivywood Avenue. Nothing was reported stolen.
A Cottage Grove resident reported March 13 that someone broke into a vehicle parked in the 8100 block of Glenbrook Avenue. Nothing was reported stolen.
A Cottage Grove resident reported March 14 that someone had rummaged through a vehicle parked in the 8400 block of Grafton Avenue. Nothing was reported stolen. The vehicle was unlocked.
Police were called March 12 to Bailey Nurseries, 6700 103rd St., after a man reported that his vehicle window was broken and someone had stolen an iPod device from inside the vehicle. The loss was valued at $450; the vehicle damage was estimated at $150.
A Cottage Grove woman reported March 12 that a wallet and tote bag were stolen from an unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the 8700 block of Ironwood Avenue. Loss: $30.
A Cottage Grove woman reported March 13 that her cellphone was stolen. The theft happened at an unknown Cottage Grove address, according to the report. Loss: $200.
A Cottage Grove woman reported March 14 that two bikes ($250 total value) were stolen from Hamlet Park.
A Cottage Grove resident reported March 15 that loose change was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 8700 block of Granada Ave.
A Cottage Grove resident reported March 15 that within the past month an iPod device, camera and lens and a computer were stolen from a home in the 9300 block of 73rd Street. Total loss: $1,700.
Police were called about 8:40 a.m. March 13 to Hearthstone Avenue and 61st Street on a report of kids walking through the area while wearing camouflage clothing and carrying weapons. Police believed they were carrying replica pellet guns and headed for a wooded area nearby. No arrests or citations were issued.
Police were dispatched at about 1 a.m. March 15 to a home in the 7800 block of 72nd Street on a loud music complaint. A resident had been rapping too loudly, according to the report. Police told the rapper to be quieter.