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Cottage Grove police brief: Woman arrested after stealing, urinating in store changing room

Criminal charges are expected against a 34-year-old woman who allegedly urinated in and stole from a Cottage Grove store.

Police were called to Kohls, 7990 Hardwood Ave., Oct. 1 on a report of a suspicious vehicle. A female driver reportedly hit another vehicle and then parked and just sat in her car. The woman later went into the store while her car was parked in a driving lane in the parking lot.

The woman allegedly went into a dressing room with merchandise and left without holding anything. While she was in the changing room, she urinated on the floor, according to the report.

The woman, who had no permanent address, was booked into the Washington County jail and was awaiting formal criminal charges for theft, disorderly conduct and no proof of insurance.

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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