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Cottage Grove police reports for Dec. 26:

Reported criminal activity in Cottage Grove:


A Cottage Grove resident reported Nov. 27 that a car was egged in the 6800 block of 74th Street. A juvenile suspect who lives nearby was located. The matter was going to be handled between the neighbors.

Underage consumption

A 17-year-old Cottage Grove girl was cited for minor consumption Nov. 30 after a police officer on routine patrol at 2:30 a.m. found two vehicles parked in Woodridge Park, 9000 90th Street.


A Cottage Grove resident reported Dec. 1 that someone had tampered with a vehicle in the 7400 block of Jorgensen Avenue.


Menards, 9000 East Point Douglas Road, reported a theft Dec. 9. A 51-year-old Cottage Grove man was cited for shoplifting.

A female suspect was stopped after trying to steal $48 worth of merchandise from Menards, 9000 East Point Douglas Road, on Dec. 11, but she fled before police arrived.

A Cottage Grove man reported Dec. 13 that $350 cash was stolen from his home in the 7600 block of Homestead Court.

A Cottage Grove woman reported Dec. 13 that a license plate was stolen from a vehicle in the 7800 block of 77th Street.

Target, 8655 East Point Douglas Road, reported a gross misdemeanor theft on Dec. 14.

The store reported that they had identified two suspects, a man and a woman, who stole a digital camera valued at $600. The suspects currently are in custody in Ramsey County for unrelated charges. Criminal charges related to the reported Target theft are pending, police said.

Hope Community Church, 8300 Hyde Ave., reported Dec. 15 that three women had items stolen from their purses in an unlocked office at the church.

A 60-year-old Hastings woman was cited for shoplifting Dec. 15 at Menards, 9000 East Point Douglas Road.

A Cottage Grove woman reported Dec. 17 that a package valued at $129 was stolen from her front steps in the 7300 block of Iden Avenue.

Cub Foods, 8690 East Point Douglas Road, reported Dec. 18 that a woman purchased $23 worth of cleaning products. A few hours later, a man returned the cleaning containers. Employees discovered the containers had been refilled with water, not cleaning products.

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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