Routine traffic stop for running stop sign in Mt. Clemens leads to man's arrest for fake IDs, forged vehicle titles in stolen car

Macomb County Sheriff's Department car
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MT. CLEMENS (WWJ) – A man is facing charges after a routine traffic stop in Mt. Clemens led to the discovery of fraudulent IDs and forged vehicle titles in a stolen car.

A Macomb County Sheriff’s deputy stopped the 26-year-old suspect after he ran a stop sign near McLaren Hospital in Mount Clemens on Wednesday.

The deputy soon learned the car had been reported stolen out of Georgia and the suspect was arrested.

As authorities searched the car, they found multiple fake IDs and forged vehicle titles, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators also found a pistol registered to the suspect, but he didn’t have a concealed pistol license for the gun.

Authorities have not released the man’s name or hometown, pending arraignment, which was expected to take place Thursday afternoon in Clinton Township’s 41-B District Court.

The suspect will be charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon, one count of receiving and concealing a stolen vehicle and three counts possession of personal identifying information with intent to commit identity theft.

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