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Cottage Grove police brief: Woman covers license to steal gas

A woman tried to steal gas by covering the vehicle’s license plate while pumping fuel in Cottage Grove.

Holiday Gas station, 8101 Hadley Ave., called police April 15 to report a $30 gas drive-off. Someone in the vehicle had covered the license plate while the vehicle was at the station. When it left, the female driver exited the car at a stoplight and removed the item that was obstructing the license plate. Police were able to track down the vehicle’s owner, who provided information on the woman driving it that day. A 25-year-old Red Wing woman was mailed a ticket for theft.

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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