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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Recently reported criminal activity: Burglary Two Newport men reported March 26 that their home in the 1100 block of Mark Court had been burglarized. A TV, DVDs and two safes were stolen. Assault A 22-year-old Newport man was arrested on suspicion of assault following a domestic incident March 15 at a home in the 800 block of 12th Street. The man allegedly smashed his girlfriend’s cellphone during a fight. Fire Firefighters were called shortly before 7:30 p.m. March 22 to a fire near Raceway to Fun, 910 Hastings Ave.
A Cottage Grove woman was arrested for allegedly pushing her husband down a flight of stairs. Police were called about 4:30 p.m. March 28 to a home in the 7000 block of 90th St. for a domestic incident that started as a verbal fight. Police arrested the 34-year-old woman on suspicion of fifth-degree domestic assault for allegedly pushing her 38-year-old husband down a flight of stairs and then breaking a door and door frame out of the wall, according to the report. She was booked into the Washington County jail for the assault charge and on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia.
Two young men who were arrested in connection with a Newport garage burglary both claimed they could not recall where they had been due to their memory problems.
Recent criminal activity reported in Newport: Theft SuperAmerica, 1624 Hastings Ave., reported a $50 gas drive-off March 14. Courtesy Car Rental, 1412 Hastings Ave., reported March 14 that two spare tires and rims ($900) were stolen from vehicles overnight. A Newport woman reported March 15 that two laptop computers, $150 cash and a popcorn machine were stolen from her home in the 1000 block of 10th Avenue. A 35-year-old St.
Authorities say a Cottage Grove man swindled nearly $50,000 after being given control of family finances.
The South Washington County Telecommunications Commission was named a winner in the 35th-annual Telly Awards for its promotional video featuring the Cottage Grove splash pad. The video received a Bronze Telly award in the category of TV Programs, Segments or Promotional Pieces—Use of Humor. It competed with nearly 12,000 entries. The video, created by lead producer Ann Simpson with additional camera work by producer Justin Atkinson, is a 38-second promo in which several city staff members, officials and their families check out the new splash pad at Highlands Park.
Recent criminal activity reported in Cottage Grove: Theft A Cottage Grove man reported March 21 that his locked 2008 Chevy Cobalt was reported stolen from a driveway in the 8400 block of Granada Avenue. Target, 8655 East Point Douglas Road, reported a theft that occurred on March 19, when a portable stereo system ($399) was stolen by an unidentified suspect. &nb
Cottage Grove native Jamie Wylie, whose body was found in north-central Minnesota last week, died of a gunshot wound, authorities said Wednesday.
A Cottage Grove woman was critically injured in a two-car crash Tuesday in Newport.
Suspicious activity A suspected burglary attempt turned out to be a case of a guy with a stuck vehicle and cold feet. A resident in the 9200 block of Grey Cloud Island Drive called police about 5 a.m. March 1 to report two men banging on his door. When police arrived, the men said their van was stuck in a snowbank and one man’s feet were frozen from walking in deep snow. Theft A Cottage Grove woman reported March 11 that someone had siphoned gasoline from her vehicle in the 1100 block of Lincoln Avenue. A St.