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Canton Man Arrested for Carrying Unregistered Gun

Police said the man also had eight warrants for his arrest from Dearborn Police.

For questions on this police report, email nicole.krawcke@patch.com. Patch file photo
For questions on this police report, email nicole.krawcke@patch.com. Patch file photo

A 36-year-old Canton Man was arrested on weapons offense and drug paraphernalia charges on Jan. 18, according to a police report.

Police noticed a black dodge pickup without a license plate turn in front of them on Cherry Hill and South Lilley Roads. The paper license plate on drivers side window expired Jan. 17.

The driver told police he was driving a newly purchased work truck and that it didn't have a plate because he had transferred it from another older truck and had not physically attached it to the truck he was driving. The older truck, with the license plate, was undergoing repairs since the previous Monday, the report said. 

Police took the man's driver's license and license plate transfer paperwork and discovered the man had eight warrants for his arrest from Dearborn Police, the report said.

Seven of the warrants were failure to appear building code violation bonds while the last was a failure to appear public crimes bond, according to the report. 

When police asked the man to step out of the truck he told them he had a gun and reached towards the passenger seat. He was immediately placed under arrest and handcuffed, the report said.

The man told police he had a Concealed Pistol License (CPL), but police found he only had a pending permit. The man was able to give police the valid permit in his wallet, the report said. 

Police found the Smith and Wesson Walther PPS semi-automatic handgun packaged with seven rounds of 9-millimeter ammunition in the magazine and holster along with a grinder with marijuana residue, the report said. 

The gun was not registered to the man. He told police that the weapon was registered to his friend, but police didn't any record of the gun being registered to the friend either, according to the report. 

The man was released on a personal bond for misdemeanor charges of possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia and was turned over to Dearborn Police on the warrants, the report said.  

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