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updated: 10/8/2012 8:25 PM

Antioch man charged with possession of stolen property following reckless driving stop

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An Antioch man has been charged with possession of stolen property after the items were discovered in his car when police questioned him for driving erratically, authorities said.

Antioch police responded to North Avenue and Main Street on Sept. 16 after a report of a motorist who was squealing his tires and driving recklessly, Chief Craig Somerville said.

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Officers located the vehicle and observed the erratic driving, so they followed the car and stopped Andre Richter, 27, as he pulled into his driveway on the 400 block of Joren Trail, Somerville said.

Officers learned Richter did not have a valid driver's license and was wanted on an arrest warrant in DuPage County. During a quick visual search of the vehicle, Somerville said, officers also noted several items that were reported stolen during robberies in Antioch.

Richter was taken to the Antioch Police Department for questioning, and officers were given permission to do a thorough search of the car and his residence, Somerville said.

Officers discovered a large amount of stolen property from a series of thefts in the Trevor Creek subdivision in the village, he said.

Richter was charged with possession of stolen property and driving without a valid driver's license. If found guilty of possession of stolen property, he could spend up to five years in prison and pay a fine up to $25,000, Somerville said.

Richter is being held in Lake County jail on $25,000 bail. More charges may be filed, officials said.

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