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Riverhead man stopped by cops had stolen motorcycle, police say

Stopped for “multiple traffic violations,” a Riverhead man was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property Wednesday after it was determined the motorcycle he was riding had been stolen, police said.

Antonio Diaz-Faz, 23, also was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and was issued several vehicle and traffic violations after his arrest as a result of the traffic stop on County Road 94 at about 4:15 p.m., Southampton Town police said. He faces arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court.

Police said that when stopped Diaz-Faz was operating a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle that was reported stolen from a home in Flanders on Jan. 29. Police are asking anyone with information about the theft to contact the Detective Division at 631-728-5000 or its hotline at 631-728-3454.

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