A 19-year-old Highland Park man has been charged with unauthorized use of police equipment after reportedly using a former police car and flashing lights to make an illegal turn, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.
On Sept. 13, Oakland County Sheriff's deputies stopped Kavan Maurice Wooldridge, 19, of Highland Park, in a vehicle that used a blue police-style flashing light to make a prohibited turn at Auburn and Crooks roads in the Rochester Hills, according to the department.
The vehicle Wooldridge was driving was identified as a former, resold local police department vehicle that Wooldridge had purchased for personal use. In his possession, the man had identification indicating he is employed at Detroit Metro Airport as a ramp agent for Delta Airlines. He was also found to be in possession of an airsoft gun, handcuffs, a police-style badge and handheld radio, which had Delta Airlines markings, according to the department.
The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office issued a warrant for use of a flashing or oscillating light, which is a 90-day misdemeanor. On Sept. 19, he was arraigned in front of Magistrate Nicole Camargo of the 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills and was given a $500 personal bond until his next court date which has not been set.
Sheriff’s detectives suspect this is not the first time Wooldridge has acted in this manner and anyone who suspects they may have come in contact with him acting this way is asked to call the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Rochester Hills Substation at (248) 537-3530.