Evidence of 'Chop shop' operation found at suspect's residence after police chase

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Posted at 10:14 AM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 10:14:10-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan State Police are investigating a possible auto theft ring associated with a suspect from a police chase.

On Oct. 17, troopers attempted to stop a vehicle in Detroit but it fled from the troopers at a high rate of speed. Police say trooper did not pursue the vehicle in according with MSP pursuit policy, but did obtain a plate number before the vehicle fled the scene.

Troopers were able to identify a suspect and went to the address, where they observed a vehicle parked in the driveway matching the same make, model and color of the vehicle that fled from troopers earlier.

Police say when troopers went to investigate the car, they saw an illegal electrical hookup at the meter on the residence. They also reportedly saw a marijuana grow operation in the backyard of the home.

After executing a search warrant for the home, troopers seized a pistol, shotgun and stolen 2014 Dodge Charger. Police say there was evidence of a "chop shop" visible in the backyard of the home. Troopers are continuing their investigation.