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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Assault Police were called to a reported fight about 2 a.m. July 19 in the 8700 block of Grospoint Avenue, but determined there was no fight. Instead, two Cottage Grove men, ages 25 and 26, were cited for disorderly conduct. The 26-year-old also was ticketed for offending an officer. Loud party A 30-year-old Cottage Grove woman was ticketed for disturbing the peace after police were called at 3:40 a.m. to a loud party at a home in the 8500 block of 75th Street.
A man is charged for spitting on a St. Paul Park police officer as he was being hauled away to detox. Washington County prosecutors charged Jarrett Seamans, 27, of Inver Grove Heights, with felony fourth-degree assault of an officer. The charge alleges he intentionally transferred bodily fluids onto the officer. St.
Theft An 18-year-old Cottage Grove man was cited for shoplifting July 11 at Walmart, 9300 East Point Douglas Road. Holiday gas station, 8101 Hadley Ave., reported a $60 gas drive-off on July 12. A 17-year-old Woodbury boy was given a juvenile citation for shoplifting July 14 at Kohl’s, 7990 Hardwood Ave. Menards, 9000 East Point Douglas Road, reported the theft of a security camera ($55) on July 16. The suspect could not be located. Kohl’s, 7990 Hardwood Ave., reported a shoplifting incident July 17.
Grey Cloud Island Township residents held their first summer picnic in many years, resuming a tradition started long ago. They had good reason to meet beyond the opportunity for neighborly...
An underage drinking party with roughly 100 guests in Cottage Grove was busted, resulting in about two-dozen citations or arrests. Police received a report of an underage party shortly before 11 p.m. July 20 at a home in the 6300 block of Goodview Bay. When officers arrived, party goers were inside and outside the home. A 19-year-old man who lives at the home was ticketed for violating the city’s social host ordinance. The homeowner was not present at the time. Eight people between ages 18 and 20 were ticketed for underage consumption.
A man who provided a cigarette lighter to a woman outside a Cottage Grove bar was punched to the ground and beaten further by the woman’s ex-boyfriend and an accomplice, according to Washington County District Court criminal charges. William J. Jeske Jr., 28, of Cottage Grove, and Oliver Q. Reinhart, 34, of Lakeland, were arrested following the reported assault about 10:30 p.m. July 19 outside the American Motorsports Bar and Grill, 7240 East Point Douglas Road. According to the criminal complaints: A Cottage Grove man standing outside the bar offered a woman a cigarette lighter.
A Cottage Grove man who ran at a cop while wielding a knife and pepper spray was convicted of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
District 833 School Board members and administrators are emphasizing the budget as well as technology and curriculum this year. Those were the topics chosen as key issues for the 2014-15 school year. Board members selected them during their annual planning retreat July 24. So-called “guiding change documents” will be written for the two issues. The documents will help drive administrators’ work on this issues this year, Superintendent Keith Jacobus said.
School District 833 Superintendent Keith Jacobus got his annual report card last week. The South Washington County School Board gave Jacobus his yearly performance evaluation during a closed meeting July 24. The closed session is allowed by law. Jacobus has started the final year of a three-year contract with the district. The board is required to provide a summary of the performance evaluation at its next regular meeting, Thursday, Aug. 7.
An 86-unit senior housing project in Cottage Grove is moving forward with plans to break ground this fall, and the operators pledge to make the facility part of the community.