Auto theft suspect claims he bought car without keys
A man charged with auto theft told Cottage Grove police he bought the car with a damaged ignition and steering column and that it did not come with keys, according to authorities.
Police arrested Jake D. Novaczyk, 32, on Monday for outstanding warrants following a traffic stop in Cottage Grove. Novaczyk also faces new felony charges of receiving stolen property and theft of a motor vehicle in a criminal complaint filed in Washington County District Court.
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