A gun and the wrong license plates have landed criminal charges for a couple in Belleville.
City police say they were at a north end plaza doing parking enforcement when they noticed one vehicle allegedly displayed illegal license plates.
When police saw a man and a woman get into the suspect vehicle and begin to drive away, officers stopped them for questioning.
It was then that officers saw what appeared to be a handgun slotted between the seats.
The couple was arrested and the man was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and breach of probation.
The weapon turned out to be a pellet gun.