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Cottage Grove police brief: Wrong plate leads to auto theft arrest

A woman was arrested for driving a stolen vehicle at Walmart in Cottage Grove.

A police officer conducting a routine check of a license plate on a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot April 14 determined that the plate had been stolen. The vehicle also had been reported stolen.

Shortly before midnight, a woman got into the vehicle and attempted to drive away. Police stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver, a 25-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman, on suspicion of felony possession of a stolen vehicle and driving after revocation, a gross misdemeanor.

Scott Wente

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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