Stolen Car Recovered, Thief Arrested Wednesday

FREMONT – A vehicle was stolen, located and an arrest was made in fairly short order yesterday after someone’s house guest stole their car.

It was just after 2AM on Wednesday morning when Megan L. Hinson, 26, of Fremont was arrested. She will face multiple charges following an auto theft investigation. The car had been reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of west 4th Street, where Hinson had been staying the night.

After receiving the stolen vehicle report, a Dodge County Deputy found the car, with Hinson inside, near a gas station at Highway 275 and Morningside Road. When contacted, Hinson provided a false name and birth date and argued she had permission to have the car.  Once she was positively identified, Hinson was arrested.  During her arrest, Hinson became combative – fighting with officers and physically resisting arrest.

She was taken to into custody and charged with Theft by Exercising Control, Possession of Stolen Property, Obstructing a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, False Reporting and Disorderly Conduct.