While patrolling the area of Michigan Avenue and Haggerty Road on Nov. 10, Canton Township Police saw a man lying on the ground next to a bicycle between the Marathon gas station and Sherwood Mobile Homes, according to a police report.
According to the report, officers saw the man lying down and sitting for about 10 minutes. Given the area’s history of crime, the report indicated, officers checked on the man’s well-being.
The man told police he lived at the mobile home park with his mother and was sitting and waiting for someone, the report said.
The man’s driver’s license indicated he lived in Wayne and not in the mobile home park, and dispatchers advised police the man had an outstanding warrant for no proof of insurance with Westland Police, the report said.
When police approached the man, the report indicated, he turned away from police. Officers asked the man if he had anything illegal or if he was possessing a weapon and the man told police he had a knife.
Police recovered a hunting knife with a four-inch blade from a green sheath attached to the man’s belt and concealed by his hooded sweatshirt, the report said.
The man told police he used the knife to cut boxes at work, and also for protection, the report said.
Police also found the man is on probation for domestic assault and his conditions stated he could not possess a dangerous weapon, the report said.
Police returned the man’s bicycle to his mother’s mobile home lot, per the man’s request, and arrested the man and took him to the Canton Police Department, the report said.
Police cited the man on charges of possession of a weapon under local ordinance. He has a Nov. 28 court date.
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