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Felony charges expected after vehicles hit with eggs in Cottage Grove

An age-old prank caused $3,200 in damage and will result in felony charges.

Cottage Grove police say two juveniles and an 18-year-old Cottage Grove woman will be charged with felony property damage after they allegedly threw eggs at parked vehicles.

A Cottage Grove resident reported that vehicles were been struck by eggs three nights in a row. One vehicle was hit while parked in the 7100 block of Imperial Ave., and then that vehicle and two others were hit by eggs the following two nights while parked in the 8100 block of Janero Ave. The broken eggs caused paint damage totaling an estimated $3,200, according to Cottage Grove police.

The victims provided the name of a possible suspect. Police investigated and plan to charge the 18-year-old suspect with felony property damage. Authorities plan to seek juvenile property damage charges against the other two suspects, a 17-year-old male and a 17-year-old female, both of Cottage Grove.

The incidents occurred between Feb. 17 and 19, but were reported to police last Friday.

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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