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Police: Man Found Armed with Handgun Charged in Port Chester Burglary

Detective spotted car that fit description of vehicle seen around time of Tower Hill Drive break-in.

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.

John B February 04, 2013 at 10:58 PM
May be he stole the weapon in a previous burglary after he looked up the law abiding pistol owners address on the Journal News's interactive map.
John B February 04, 2013 at 11:00 PM
Kudos Detective !!!
Bart Didden February 05, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Great work Det. Krzeminski
Edward Andrews February 05, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Isn't that what he's paid to do?
Dan Seidel February 05, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Let me guess - the perp had a permit for the gun, right?

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