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Sleeping in Stolen Truck Charges

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte area woman allegedly stole a vehicle and later was found sleeping in it outside Walmart. Autumn Rogers, 37, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court.


According to La Porte County Police, Rogers took a Ford F-150 belonging to a man who reported his pick-up truck was stolen.


The truck was later spotted outside Walmart in La Porte, and Rogers, with a blanket and pillow, was sleeping in the vehicle. She also allegedly had more than two grams of methamphetamine and a smoking pipe.


According to police, Rogers said she didn’t know the vehicle was stolen. However, police said the license plate on the truck was removed and replaced with the license plate belonging to a car owned by Rogers.


Rogers is charged with Theft, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

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