Early Morning Fire Destroys Cottage Grove HomeAn early morning fire destroyed a home in Cottage Grove Monday.According to the Cottage Grove Department of Public Safety, just before 5 a.m. crews responded to a deck fire at a home on the 6600 block of 99th Street South.
Charges: Man, 43, Solicited Prostitution From Minor; Tarp Found Lining TrunkA Maple Grove man is facing charges for engaging in prostitution with a minor, according to Washington County officials.
Police: Man, 33, Charged For Stealing Packages From DoorstepsA 33-year-old Cottage Grove man who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing packages from people's front steps has been charged. According to the Cottage Grove Department, officers received a report from a concerned citizen of a man taking a package off a front step in the 8600 block of Hyde Avenue.
Cottage Grove Woman Indicted On Child Pornography ChargesNude photos of a sleeping child led to a federal indictment for a Cottage Grove, Minnesota, woman. Roxanne Merrell, 35, has been charged with two counts of production of child pornography. She was offered $100,000 to take photos of a minor "below the waste" and nude, according to the indictment.
Woman, 37, Arrested, Tasered Outside Cottage Grove Middle SchoolCottage Grove Police arrested a woman they believe is involved in the disappearance of her 7-year-old child Thursday afternoon. Tahya Yestar Sanders, 37, was arrested after allegedly fighting police officers questioning her about her child's whereabouts.
Police: Drunk Driver Flees, Car Sets On FireA man is custody after allegedly driving drunk and fleeing police officers in Cottage Grove, Minn. Saturday. According to Cottage Grove police, officers responded to a call around 1 p.m. of an elderly male driving over a curb and hitting a rock in the 7100 block of 80th Street. The caller told police that they believed the driver was intoxicated, and that the car was now heading northbound on Highway 61.