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Police allegedly find stolen identifications and drugs in vehicle

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Jeffersontown Police arrested a man after they say he was caught stealing items from a vehicle, according to police records.

James Strothoff was arrested by authorities on Tuesday morning on Plantside Dr., after he was allegedly caught stealing items from a car and was detained by multiple witnesses, according to police documents. Police say the theft was confirmed by witnesses.

A police investigation revealed that the vehicle driven by Strothoff had paper taped over the license tag in order to conceal its identity. Police say the tag belonged to another vehicle that was not registered to the suspect.

After police read Strothoff his Miranda rights and were given consent to search the vehicle, a police officer allegedly located another stolen tag in the back seat, in addition to an envelope that contained crystal meth, which police say was found in the vehicle's ashtray.

Police records say a trash bag on the rear floorboard of the vehicle contained three different state issued identifications, four different Social Security cards, seven stolen credit cards, four personal checks, and thirty personal benefit cards. None of the items belonged to Strothoff and he admitted that the items had all been stolen.

Strothoff is charged with trafficking in stolen identities, motor vehicle registration plate theft, obscuring the identity of a machine, and possession of a controlled substance.   

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