Wednesday, March 22, 2023

McAdoo Man Wanted on Warrants Faces Additional Charges for Providing False Information During Traffic Stop

A man from McAdoo was taken into custody on several warrants and faces additional charges after provided a false ID to police.

According to West Penn Township Police, on February 24, 2023, while on patrol, West Penn Township received an alert on the license plate reader for a suspended and expired registration license plate on a 2008 Subaru Forester. 

During the traffic stop both the driver and front seat passenger were insisting on driving the vehicle away stating that they were on their way to a doctor's appointment. 

The driver of the vehicle provided her driver's license. The vehicle was not registered in the driver's name. 

Police then asked the passenger for his identification, and he stated he did not have it with him. He provided a name and date of birth but seemed to hesitate when ask for his date of birth as if he could not remember. 

Upon a computer check of the name and date of birth provided, no record was found. 

Police then checked the driver's license of the female driver through the computer. 

Upon checking her license, a NCIC warrant appeared for a Robert M. Wills, 31, of McAdoo. This warrant was attached to the female driver's license number. 

Upon a computer check of for the name Robert M. Wills, police found a driver's license record with photo that matched the passenger in the vehicle. The address on the driver's license for Robert M. Wills was also the same as the current driver's address. 

The following warrants were found on Robert M. Mills: 
  • Schuylkill County Domestic Relations Warrant 
  • Schuylkill County Bench Warrant for failure to appear for felony charges
  • Luzerne County Bench Warrant for failure to appear
  • and multiple other warrants. 
He was travelling within the Commonwealth knowing he had outstanding warrants and provided false information as to his identity to avoid apprehension. Wills was taken into custody on the warrants and his identity was further verified by mobile ID fingerprint reader. 

After receiving the fingerprint records, Wills stated that he just didn't want to get arrested in front of his children. 

West Penn Township Police charged Wills with Flight To Avoid Apprehension/Trial/Punish and False Identification to Law Enforcement Officer.

The vehicle was impounded, and the driver and owner of the vehicle were cited with numerous traffic violations.