A 21-year-old man found armed with a handgun has been charged with burglary in connection with a break-in last week in Port Chester, according to Port Chester Police.
Brayan Castano-Carmano, 21, who has no known address but is known in Port Chester, was arrested after a Port Chester detective spotted him in a car on Wesley Avenue at 11:06 a.m. on Friday. Police said Det. Christopher Krzeminski knew Castano-Carmano does not have a driver's license and that there is a court-order requiring him to stay away from the home at which he was parked.
Krzeminski also had learned during an investigation of a recent burglary on Tower Hill Drive that the car being used by Castano-Carmano, a Mitsubishi Montero, matched the description of a car seen in the area at the time of the break-in. Krzeminski called for additional Port Chester police officers to assist him and then Castano-Carmano was told to get out of the Mitsubishi Montero.
Police said Castano-Carmano was searched and village officers found he was carrying a .38 calibre Smith and Wesson revolver and several items reported stolen in a Jan. 31 burglary were found in the car. Police said the car is owned by Castano-Carmano's step-father.
Lt. James Ladeairous said Castano-Carmano is not licensed to carry a handgun and an investigation is ongoing into where he obtained the gun.
Castano-Carmano has been hit with several charges:
- Second-degree burglary
- Third-degree criminal possession of a weapon
- Fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property
- Criminal contempt for violating a court-issued order of protection.
Castano-Carmano was arraigned in Port Chester Village Court and ordered held in the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla without bail pending a Feb. 14 hearing. Ladeairous said an investigation into Castano-Carmano is continuing.