Man found in stolen car faces variety of charges

Tribune Chronicle

WARREN — A city man police said was in a car Saturday morning that had been reported stolen is facing charges of receiving stolen property, misuse of credit cards and identity fraud.

David E. Mack Jr., 27, 1901 Larchmont Ave. NE, was arraigned Monday through Warren Municipal Court. He is due back in court next week.

Mack was stopped in the parking lot of Thumm’s Bicycle Shop, 330 W. Market St., when an officer noticed the yellow Ford Focus he was in matched the description of a car reported stolen during a burglary earlier in the day, police reported.

When the officer questioned Mack about the vehicle, he stated he found it with the door wide open in the parking lot of the Circle K on North Road so he took it, according to a police report.

The officer found two knives in Mack’s front hoodie pocket, along with several credit and bank cards and a driver’s license belonging to the vehicle’s owner, the police report states.

Upon checking a receipt from an area Family Dollar store, officers found that several items in the car had been purchased using the vehicle owner’s stolen credit cards, the report stated.