A Riverhead man operating a motorcycle that had been reported stolen was arrested for criminal possession of stolen property yesterday, Southampton Town Police said in a press release.
Antonio Diaz-Faz, 23, was stopped for multiple traffic violations on County Road 94 at about 4:15 yesterday, police said. Police determined he was operating a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle that had been reported stolen from a house in Flanders on Jan. 29, according to the police report.
He was arrested on a charge of criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree, a class D felony, criminal possession of stolen property, a class A misdemeanor and several vehicle and traffic violations, police said.
The Southampton Town Police detective division asks anyone with information about this incident or any other crime to contact detectives at (631) 728-5000 or the police information hotline at (631) 728-3454.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.