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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A Cottage Grove man may have complicated some residents’ Christmas shopping when he allegedly nabbed packages delivered to their homes.
Recently reported criminal activity in Cottage Grove: Drunken driving A 24-year-old Arden Hills, Minn., woman was cited for fourth-degree drunken driving Nov. 21 in the parking lot of Holiday gas station, 8101 Hadley Ave. Police had received a report of an idling vehicle in the parking lot with a door open. When they arrived, it was the suspect’s car and she had moved it to a different parking space, according to the report. Domestic assault A Cottage Grove man was arrested Nov. 21 for allegedly assaulting his wife. Police were called about 11 p.m.
One man was arrested and two others were ticketed after they were allegedly involved in duping an elderly Cottage Grove resident in a labor scam. A Cottage Grove woman called police Nov. 20 to report that a roofing repair company was at her home in the 8300 block of Greenway Avenue. The workers were doing unauthorized repairs and then requested payment. The woman provided a check because she was scared, according to the report. Police tracked down the men at the TCF Bank at Cub Foods. Burt L.
The season is young but the list of Cottage Grove winter parking violators is already getting long.
Charges allege photos of minor were taken after the suspect was offered $100,000 for child pornography.
Recent reports of criminal activity in Newport: Intoxication Police were called Oct. 14 to Boyd’s Motel, 1700 Hastings Ave., on report of an intoxicated female whom the motel manager wanted removed from the property. The Oakdale woman, with a 0.4 blood-alcohol concentration, was transported to Regions Hospital and later released in the custody of her father. A 22-year-old Cottage Grove man was transported to a detox unit Nov. 3 after police were called to 1624 Hastings Ave.
Recent reports of criminal activity in St. Paul Park: Theft A St. Paul Park man reported Oct. 2 that two vehicles were entered in the 700 block of Ashland Avenue. A machete was stolen from one vehicle, while loose change was taken from the other. That same day, another St. Paul Park man reported that two vehicles were broken into while parked in the 800 block of Broadway Avenue.
A St. Paul Park man allegedly threatened to burn his sister and nephew to death. Anthony Edward Phillips Jr., 30, is charged with terroristic threats in Washington County District Court. The criminal complaint says a St. Paul Park woman called police Oct. 31 to report that her brother, identified as Phillips, was intoxicated and started to break things in her home.
A threatened prank allegedly led a Cottage Grove man to repeatedly punch another man and send him to the hospital with significant facial injuries.
Come Thursday afternoon, you might dive into a comfortable chair or maybe a second piece of pumpkin pie. The traditional post-Thanksgiving-dinner mix of leftovers, idle chitchat with extended family and an NFL game can make for a relaxing end to the holiday. Relish the tradition, for it seems to be slipping away.