UPDATE: Man identified in stolen car investigation

UPDATE: Man identified in stolen car investigation

UPDATE — 4:15 p.m. April 6th, 2016 (EST)

Ishpeming Township Police Officers report that on Tuesday just before 5:30 p.m. officers observed a suspicious car driving on US–41.

Police caught up with the 22-year-old Wisconsin man, identified as David Illikainen, after he pulled into a driveway of a residence on North Daisy Street.

Police discovered the vehicle was listed as a “stolen vehicle” out of Wisconsin. Illikainen was arraigned in Marquette County District Court this morning on the charge of receiving or concealing a motor vehicle.

He’s due back in court for his preliminary exam on April 26th,


ISHPEMING — A man is currently in jail after police discovered he was in possession of a stolen car.

Illikainen, David

David Illikainen

Ishpeming Township Police Officers report that on Tuesday just before 5:30 p.m. members of the department observed a black Pontiac Grand Am with front end damage and loud exhaust driving in an erratic manner on US-41. Before police could attempt a traffic stop, the driver turned off US-41 and into the driveway of a residence in the 100 block of North Daisy Street in what appeared to be an attempt to avoid detection.

Police located the vehicle and the driver, a 22-year-old Wisconsin man, who did not have any paperwork for the vehicle and had no apparent connection with the residence. After a computer check police found that the Grand Am was listed as a “stolen vehicle” out of Langlade County, Wisconsin.

The driver was then arrested and taken into custody without incident with the help of the Ishpeming City Police. The vehicle was impounded, and the driver was transported to the Marquette County Jail where he is currently lodged on one count of felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Police will submit the case to the Prosecutor’s office on April 6th for their review.

Photo provided by the Ishpeming Township Police Department