HURON TOWNSHIP, MI – On Saturday, February 6th, 2016, The Huron Township Police Department made multiple arrests which were initiated as part of a drag racing incident in the area of Inkster and Van Horn Roads in Huron Township. The incident occurred at 6:17 p.m.
An Officer with the Huron Township Police Department was on Radar Traffic Enforcement on Inkster Road near Van Horn when he observed two vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed. Both vehicles were in excess of 90 MPH in the posted 45 MPH speed zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop on both vehicles.
Initially, a 16-year-old Flat Rock female and an 18-year-old Detroit man were arrested for drag racing. Both vehicles were seized as a result of the drag racing arrest.
Narcotics were located after a search of the suspect vehicle. The Huron Township Police K9 Unit assisted with the search of the vehicle.
Also located in the vehicle was a handgun that was not registered to the suspect who was a passenger in the vehicle. That individual is identified as Kentrail Jovonne Reeves, 19-years-old, of Lincoln Park.
Further investigation revealed that Reeves did not legally possess the handgun and was on his way to illegally sell the weapon. The investigation further revealed that he was a wanted person out of Wayne County for a Probation Violation. His original charge of that case is Criminal Sexual Conduct – Third Degree.
A warrant request was submitted to the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney in regards to the handgun that was located. Kentrail Reeves was charged by the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney with the following charge: Count #1: Weapons – Carrying Concealed; 5-year felony
“Our officers are working extremely hard making between 2000 and 2500 self-initiated traffic stops per month. That does not mean that every traffic stop results in the issuing of a traffic citation. We are a very proactive department and these types of arrests are the result. An officer conducting routine traffic enforcement resulted in the arrest of a wanted person and getting an illegal gun off the street before it could be used to hurt someone.”
“On top of everything else involved in this incident, it is scary to think about what could have happened had our officer not been there to stop the drag racing. Inkster is a two lane road and with the wet conditions that night, we may have gotten lucky and stopped someone’s loved one from being seriously injured or worse.” -Chief Robbins