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Traffic stop for illegal window tint leads to arrest of wanted criminal in Mentor

Posted at 10:21 AM, Jan 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-18 10:24:53-05

Excessive window tint proved to be a wanted criminal's ticket to jail after he was pulled over for a routine traffic stop in Mentor on Wednesday.

According to police, 40-year-old Royce Norvell of Garfield Heights was pulled over after police noticed the illegal degree of tint on his windows.

Norvell was wanted on a felony warrant out of the Lake County Sheriff's Office for burglary. He was also out on bond for allegedly stealing the wheels off of a car at a Mentor dealership, according to police.

When authorities searched his car they found a handgun hidden in the engine compartment.

Norvell was charged with having weapons under disability, possession of marijuana and illegal window tint.