Traffic stop leads to fugitive arrest

Dec. 05, 2012 @ 06:17 PM

A traffic stop Tuesday evening led to the arrest of a fugitive.

Around 7:43 p.m., Monroe police stopped a vehicle for speeding.

The vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Charles and Franklin streets and was found to have been stolen, Capt. Beth Greene of the Monroe Police Department said.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Steven Nieves during the investigation and was found to have had a suspended license and a fugitive warrant from Philadelphia, Pa. with full extradition for criminal trespassing.

Nieves was taken to the Union County Jail after the traffic stop where he was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, driving while license revoked and speeding. He was also served paperwork for the fugitive warrant, according to a Monroe Police Department bulletin.

According to the Union County Sheriff's office website, Nieves, 21, was placed under a $30,000 bond.