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TC Man Repeatedly Running Stop Signs Arrested for Weapons

By Beth Milligan | March 30, 2024

A 19-year-old Traverse City man who was allegedly repeatedly running stop signs on Old Mission Peninsula was arrested during a traffic stop after multiple weapons were found in his car.

Grand Traverse County Central Dispatch received numerous calls about a "dark blue Audi running stop signs and speeding on Old Mission Peninsula near East Bay Park over the course of several weeks," according to the Michigan State Police. On March 16 at approximately 4:45pm, MSP troopers located a vehicle that matched the description in the East Bay Park parking lot. Troopers positioned their patrol vehicle a few streets away at an intersection where the vehicle had been reportedly disregarding stop signs. A short time later, troopers saw the vehicle disregard a stop sign at the intersection of East Bay Boulevard and Sequioa Street.

The driver was stopped for disregarding a stop sign as well as an equipment violation. A search of the vehicle revealed a Hi-Point .45 caliber rifle with a fully loaded magazine underneath a blanket in the backseat of the vehicle. A double-edged, non-folding knife was also located in a compartment underneath the driver's seat.

The driver, a 19-year-old Traverse City man, was arrested and lodged in the Grand Traverse County Jail pending arraignment.

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