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Cottage Grove police reports for May 17


A Cottage Grove resident reported April 25 that a home in the 6500 block of 77th Street was burglarized. Entry was gained by forcing open a garage door and the house was ransacked, according to the report. No valuable items were stolen. The house was broken in a second time, the homeowner reported a day later. Sporting equipment was stolen.


A 14-year-old Woodbury boy and a 16-year-old Bayport boy were referred to Washington County juvenile detention for fleeing police on foot April 27 near 82nd Street and Joliet Avenue. The boys had run from a program at Washington County's Cottage Grove Service Center.


Walmart, 9300 East Point Douglas Road, reported April 27 that a suspect left the store with $275 worth of merchandise. The suspect could not be located.

A 23-year-old Red Wing woman was ticketed for shoplifting and a 29-year-old Red Wing man was cited for shoplifting and driving after revocation following a theft report April 28 at Kohl's, 7990 Hardwood Ave.

A 23-year-old Hastings woman was cited for shoplifting April 29 at Kohl's, 7990 Hardwood Ave.

A Cottage Grove resident reported May 3 that a garage was entered in the 8000 block of Homestead Avenue. The door opener from a vehicle parked in the driveway was used to get into the garage. A jacket valued at $150 was stolen.

Sally Beauty Supply, 8711 East Point Douglas Road, reported a theft May 8 of $814 worth of hair extensions. Two women were suspects but could not be located.

Gerlach Outdoor Power Equipment, 11827 West Point Douglas Road, reported May 9 that a generator was stolen. Loss: $799.


A Cottage Grove man reported April 28 that someone had attempted to remove the catalytic converter from his car while it was parked at the Metro Transit park-and-ride lot, 7500 West Point Douglas Road.


A 17-year-old St. Paul Park girl was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana after police responded to a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a closed business at 10 p.m. April 29 in the 7400 block of 80th Street.

A 27-year-old Woodbury man was ticketed for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia during a May 10 traffic stop at Hinton Avenue and 76th Street.

Disorderly conduct

Two 17-year-old Cottage Grove boys were cited for disorderly conduct and underage consumption April 30 in the 8800 block of 90th Street.


Firefighters responded to a small dryer fire about 11 p.m. May 3 at a home at 6505 Highland Hills Blvd.


A Cottage Grove man reported May 6 that his RV was damaged while parked at Acorn Mini Storage, 8625 West Point Douglas Road. Window screen material was damaged and electronics were pulled off of a wall, but nothing was stolen.

Drunken driving

A 26-year-old Eagan woman was cited for fourth-degree drunken driving following a traffic stop at 2:43 p.m. May 7 at Highway 61 and 80th Street. She was initially stopped for failing to stay within a lane, failing to signal a lane change and failing to stop at a stoplight. The woman had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08.

Vehicle theft

A 1998 Mercury Sable valued at $700 was reported stolen from a home in the 9100 block of 73rd Street on May 10. The vehicle has not been located.

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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