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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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.
Cottage Grove police said Wednesday an open Sentry-brand safe was found in a local park. Police said it appeared the safe was dumped at the location in the fall and was recently uncovered after snow melted. Anybody with information about the safe is asked to call Cottage Grove police detective Greg Malcolm at 651-458-6015.
Suspicious activity A Cottage Grove woman reported that three unknown people came to her door about 9:30 a.m. March 14 in the 7600 block of 79th Street. They asked for Tylenol and wanted to be let into her home. She refused and called police. The individuals were not found. Theft Menards, 9000 East Point Douglas Road, reported a theft on March 14. A 23-year-old Hastings man was cited for shoplifting. Cub Foods, 8690 East Point Douglas Road, reported a theft March 14. A 27-year-old Mounds View woman was cited for shoplifting.
A man is accused of breaking into the St. Paul Park apartment of a female who had refused his sexual advances and assaulting her. Andrew J. Nelson, 21, of Woodbury, was charged with first-degree burglary and assault in connection with a March 8 incident in St. Paul Park. The first-degree charge is a felony. According to the criminal complaint filed in Washington County District Court: Nelson and a female returned to the apartment in the 1100 block of Fifth Street around midnight March 7.