PEOPLE OF MI V ROGER SCOPASAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN,
November 3, 1998
LC No. 96-005006
Before: Young Jr., P.J., and Wahls and Jansen, JJ.
Defendant was convicted of receiving and concealing stolen property in excess of $100, MCL
750.535; MSA 28.803, and was sentenced to one year’s probation. Defendant appeals as of right.
Viewing the evidence in a light most favorable to the prosecutor, we conclude that a rational
trier of fact could reasonably infer from the circumstances described by the arresting officers, i.e.,
defendant exercising dominion and control over a vehicle with steering column damage, a punched
ignition and a license plate affixed to it that belonged to a different vehicle, that defendant had
knowledge of the stolen character of the vehicle and, hence, a rational trier of fact could find beyond a
reasonable doubt that the guilty knowledge element of the crime had been proven. People v Wolfe,
440 Mich 508, 515; 489 NW2d 748 (1992), amended 441 Mich 1201 (1992); People v Gow, 203
Mich App 94, 96; 512 NW2d 34 (1993); People v Wolak, 110 Mich App 628, 630-631; 313
NW2d 174 (1981).
/s/ Robert P. Young, Jr.
/s/ Myron H. Wahls
/s/ Kathleen Jansen