Queens, New York – On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Troopers from SP Rockaways arrested Nicholas J. Riedel, age 42, of Melville, New York, for Criminal Possession of a Firearm – a class E felony.
The Troopers were patrolling near the Belt Parkway and conducted a traffic stop on a Mercedes Benz sedan, operated by Riedel, for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. The investigation revealed Riedel illegally possessed a firearm, located in the vehicle, and a fraudulent vehicle registration.
Riedel was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree – a class C felony, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree - a class D felony, Criminal Possession of a Firearm and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree – a class A misdemeanor. Riedel was remanded to Queens Central Booking pending arraignment.