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Posted on Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 12:16 p.m.

Registration plates stolen off vehicle in Ypsilanti parking lot

By Cole Bertsos

A registration plate was stolen off a parked vehicle while it sat in a parking lot on 700 block of Green Road in Ypsilanti early Friday morning.

The Ypsilanti Police Department report the victim suspected the incident took place between 2 and 3:30 a.m.

There are no suspects at this time.

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dading dont delete me bro

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 11:24 p.m.

really? i had a registration plate (LOL) stolen off my truck a day or two after i put a new 'tab' on it. i called and reported it, the local PD (not going to name which municipality) told me they would report it stolen and go to sos for my $5 replacement registration plate... move on...

tom swift jr.

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 8:06 p.m.

In my long, too long life, I have never heard them referred to as a "registration plate". The Secretary of State calls them License Plates. Now, those little adhesive stickers, THEY might use the word "registration" in referring to that...


Sun, Feb 24, 2013 : 12:53 a.m.

In some if not most other states they are called "tags". Give it time and Michigan will pull a New York on us. We will be required to bring our personal cars in for a yearly inspection which cost about 60 bucks these days. No inspection no "tag" renewal. A sticker required to be visible for the police. Then the parking lot patrols issuing tickets for expired inspections. This new regional transit authority is the beginning of a layer of government you will learn to hate. Google New York MTA and do a little research. They tax every telephone line, car registration, paychecks, then have the gall to require everyone to pay outrageous fares to use the trains planes automobiles and buses. 6 bucks to cross most bridges, all coming to a city near you...... A2.

Fat Bill

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 7:20 p.m.

I know...lets put serial numbers on them to make them easier to identify...wait a minute....

Dog Guy

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 6:19 p.m.

The proposed jump in registration fees will make current license plates more valuable than catalytic converters, yet far easier to steal. Similarly, the Michigan legislature's conspiring with the insurance industry for unlimited statutory assessments and coordinated medical benefits should make fake proof-of-insurance far more common.


Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 11:31 p.m.

I doubt it'll be more's already a LOT more common than you think actually. Anyone with a computer that has a scanner and a printer (you can buy combos for less than $100) can easily make a fake proof of insurance. I doubt you'll see it happening anymore than it is now though.....the only people who do this are those who have really cheap, early model vehicles. Basically vehicles you would only get PLPD on. No one would do this on a vehicle that you ACTUALLY want insured, such as a late model vehicle with a value over $10k. Heck I still keep full insurance on my $5000 daily driver cause that's $5000. By the way...totally with you on the scheming between the state and the insurance companies in Michigan. How else can you explain why something like "failure to show proof of insurance" being part of that 'Driver responsibility fee' program that was initially intended to punish the really bad drivers for things like reckless driving and DUI.


Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 9:11 p.m.

Yes, don't we all love to read that MCCA assessment amount on our insurance bills for every vehicle we own. Now the registration fees are going even higher on top of it, not to mention close to $4/gal for gas.