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St. Clair Shores home raided; stolen motorcycles found

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

St. Clair Shores — Acting on a tip, police raided a home and ended up recovering six stolen motorcycles stored in a garage on the property.

According to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department, the raids were conducted at a home in the 21000 block of Elaine Street by St. Clair Shores police and members of the Macomb Auto Theft Squad (MATS) on July 21 and 22.

During the first raid, officers recovered a single motorcycle that was identified by MATS detectives as being stolen even though identification numbers had been ground off the machine.

On July 22, detectives returned to the Elaine Street home and found five other stolen motorcycles in the garage, all of which had been reported stolen from St. Clair and Lapeer counties.

Police arrested homeowner Michael James Falbo and charged him.

Police arrested homeowner Michael James Falbo and charged him with six counts of receiving and concealing stolen property, which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine or three times the value of the motor vehicle, whichever is greater.

Falbo was arraigned July 24 in 40th District Court and was released after posting a $25,000 personal bond. He is due back in court at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 18.

The Macomb Auto Theft Squad is a multi-jurisdictional auto-theft task force that is comprised of detectives from the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office as well as officers from the Warren, Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores and Sterling Heights police departments.

TGreenwood@detroitnews.com

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