Police discover stolen vehicle, weapon during traffic stop

19-year-old driver confessed to stealing car

GREENFIELD, Ind. - An invalid license plate traffic stop led to the recovery of a stolen vehicle and weapon Wednesday morning, police said.

The Greenfield Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a 1999 Saturn in the 1100 block of East McKenzie Road, a media release said.

The driver of the car, Terriell G. Waddell, 19, of Indianapolis did not have a valid driver’s license so the car was towed.

A 16-year-old passenger from Indianapolis was also in the car.

As part of towing process, an inventory of the vehicle was conducted and police located a modified semi-automatic AR-15 handgun under the driver’s seat.

Police said a check of the weapon found that it had been reported stolen in 2006 from a business burglary in Elkhart, Ind.

Police also discovered the Saturn was stolen from the northwest side of Indianapolis Dec. 27 of last year.

Both males were placed into custody for further investigation, the media release said..

During questioning, Waddell admitted he stole the Saturn and a license plate from another vehicle.

Police said he also admitted to buying the AR-15 on the street in Indianapolis.

Waddell was taken into custody and transported to the Hancock County Jail.

The juvenile was released to a family member, police said.

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