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Cottage Grove police reports for March 27: Suspicious activity, theft, domestic

Suspicious activity

A Cottage Grove woman reported that three unknown people came to her door about 9:30 a.m. March 14 in the 7600 block of 79th Street. They asked for Tylenol and wanted to be let into her home. She refused and called police. The individuals were not found.


Menards, 9000 East Point Douglas Road, reported a theft on March 14. A 23-year-old Hastings man was cited for shoplifting.

Cub Foods, 8690 East Point Douglas Road, reported a theft March 14. A 27-year-old Mounds View woman was cited for shoplifting. Later that day in an unrelated theft case a 17-year-old Cottage Grove female was ticketed for shoplifting.

SuperAmerica, 7003 Jorgensen Lane, reported a $100 gas drive-off on March 15.

A Cottage Grove woman reported March 17 that a wedding ring, watch and other jewelry were missing from her home in the 7100 block of Jocelyn Bay. There was no value listed for the jewelry.

Kohls, 7990 Hardwood Ave., reported a theft March 17. A 21-year-old River Falls, Wis., woman was cited for shoplifting.

Property damage

A Cottage Grove resident reported March 14 that a mailbox and trash can were damaged in the 7100 block of Imperial Avenue.

A Cottage Grove man reported March 14 that two tires were punctured on his vehicle while it was parked in the 9100 block of East Point Douglas Road. There were no suspects. Loss: $500.


A 29-year-old Cottage Grove man was transported by ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with minor injuries following an incident March 16 at a home on 79th Street. Police were called to the home for a reported domestic involving the 29-year-old man and his 49-year-old father, but they would not say how the injuries occurred, according to police. There were no citations or arrests.


A Cottage Grove man called police March 16 to report that he found a pop can tab in his sink and the cap for a bottle of fish oil on his kitchen floor, but he doesn’t drink canned pop and didn’t know where the tab and cap came from. He wanted it documented, but there was no sign of forced entry to the home in the 7800 block of Hearthside Avenue.

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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