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Man Arrested for Criminal Possession of Semi-Automatic Gun

A man was arrested in Rockville Centre during a traffic stop.

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Rockville Centre, NY - October 8, 2013 - The First Squad reports an arrest for Criminal Possession of a Weapon on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 11:20 P.M. in Rockville Centre.

According to detectives, Christopher A. Betty, 45, of 146 Madison Avenue, Freeport was driving eastbound on Sunrise Highway when he was stopped by Rockville Centre Police for a defective tail light.  During the traffic stop Betty was found to be in possession of a loaded semi automatic handgun.  He was placed under arrest without incident.

Betty is charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle 3rd degree and multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law violations.  He will be arraigned onTuesday, October 08, 2013 at First District Court in Hempstead.