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 former East Ridge High School volunteer baseball coach was arrested Tuesday following the hours-long disappearance of two 13-year-old Andover girls who were later found unharmed.
Angel Daniel Ramirez, 19, admitted during questioning that he had punched the 13-month-old girl multiple times, according to court records.
Recently reported criminal activity in Newport: Drunken driving A 37-year-old Hastings man was arrested on suspicion of third-degree drunken driving about 3 a.m. Sept. 10 on Highway 61. The man was stopped for allegedly driving 82 mph on the highway. His blood-alcohol concentration was measured at 0.204, more than twice the legal driving limit. Theft SuperAmerica, 1624 Hastings Ave., reported a $20 gas drive-off Sept. 11.
The municipal golf course’s budget improved this year and the course is not expected to receive financial help from the city’s general budget next year in order to break even.
A Newport man found in possession of more than 50 doses of illegal drugs was sentenced to a year in jail and 10 years of probation.
Recently reported criminal activity: Assault A Cottage Grove man was cited for allegedly assaulting a woman Sept. 11 at a home in the 7500 block of Irvin Avenue. Michael W. Steinhauer, 37, was ticketed for domestic assault after he allegedly hit a 31-year-old female friend in the face, according to police. Two men were cited after fighting in Cottage Grove. Police were called about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 15 to a house in the 8200 block of Hyde Court.
A St. Paul Park man was sentenced Sept. 12 to jail time and probation for assaulting a man with a pole.
A Cottage Grove man pleaded guilty to hitting his pregnant girlfriend during an altercation earlier this month. Patrick A. Zadlo, 31, entered a guilty plea to felony domestic assault on Sept. 18 in Washington County District Court. He’ll be sentenced Nov. 25. The criminal complaint says that a landlord called police Sept. 7 after hearing two people arguing in a room in a home in the 9000 block of Jasmine Avenue. The homeowner heard the argument escalating and then heard three loud thumps followed by silence.
A Cottage Grove man with a history of domestic assault convictions allegedly hit and choked his wife and then hit her son as the boy tried to interrupt the assault. Raymond E. Mathis, 45, is charged in Washington County District Court with two counts of felony domestic assault conviction in connection with the Sept. 16 incident. According to the criminal complaint: Mathis had been drinking that night, and he began hitting his 36-year-old wife when she told him to leave their apartment in the 7800 block of Hemingway Avenue.
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