19 February 2023
Major Brian P. Webster
Troop NYC Commander
(212) 459-7800


Staten Island, New York - On the morning of Thursday, February 16, 2023, troopers from SP Rockaways arrested Wai K. Chau, age 52, of Brooklyn, New York, for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree - a class D felony.


The troopers were patrolling near the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and conducted a traffic stop on a 2022 Toyota Sienna, operated by Chau, for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. The investigation revealed Chau to be in possession of a fraudulent vehicle license plate, and he was subsequently arrested.


Chau was charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree - a class A misdemeanor, and remanded to Richmond County Central Booking pending arraignment.


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