ADVERTISEMENT

A 22-year-old Timon Street man was charged with car theft, possession of marijuana, giving a fake name and traffic charges after a state trooper stopped his vehicle on Broadway about 10:35 p.m. Tuesday when a computer check said the suspect was in car stolen Monday in Buffalo.

Rashawn G. Austin was charged by State Trooper Kevin Sturmer with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal possession of stolen property and unlawful possession of marijuana after some was found in the car.

Austin was also charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and criminal impersonation after he was found to be using a fake name. The trooper also found he was wanted on a City Court bench warrant in an earlier case. Buffalo police took custody of Austin Tuesday night.