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Four charged after burglaries in Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove police believe an adult male and three juvenile males entered unlocked vehicles and used garage door openers to burglarize two homes in the northwest portion of Cottage Grove near 65th Street South.

In a statement, police said they responded to a 911 call from a vigilant homeowner early Jan. 4. Cottage Grove and Woodbury police officers arrested the four after a traffic stop. They were taken into custody without incident.

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The four were booked under probable cause first-degree burglary and theft from motor vehicle.

In statement, police said the incident should remind residents to lock their vehicles. Those living in northwest Cottage Grove are advised to check their vehicles and to call dispatch immediately at 651-439-9381 if they notice anything missing.

William Loeffler

William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 

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