On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at approximately 3:14 pm, the State Police responded to a tractor trailer on the shoulder of the Sagtikos Parkway southbound north of exit S4 in the town of Islip, Suffolk County.
The driver, Rafael Velasquez, 22 of Fairfield, Texas, was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun without a New York pistol permit.
The Suffolk County Police Department assisted the New York State Police in this investigation.
Velasquez was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd, a C-Felony. Velasquez is being arraigned at Suffolk County First District Court on September 29, 2021.