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Police: Man Wearing Camouflage, Pistol Charged with DWI in Port Chester

Weapon turned out to be a pellet gun.

Port Chester Police used extra caution early Friday when investigating a possible drunk driver when they found a man who was dressed in a camouflage uniform, wearing a police-style badge and what appeared to be a handgun strapped to his hip.

Lt. James Ladeairous said the incident was quickly diffused when village police officers discovered that the weapon carried by Jason Jaramillo, 27, of 135 Neuton Ave., Port Chester, was a pellet gun — not a firearm.

Jaramillo was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, as a result of a 6:40 a.m. incident on Friday. Ladeairous said a Port Chester DPW worker came upon Jaramillo's rented 2011 Mazda stopped at the intersection of Westchester Avenue and North Main Street.

The DPW worker reported to police that the driver of the car was asleep behind the wheel as the car was in a traffic lane. The worker also reported the driver's unusual attire and that he was wearing a police-like badge.

When village officers arrived, Ladeairous said they approached cautiously and were able to get Jaramillo out of his car safely. Ladeairous said the badge worn by Jaramillo said "concealed weapon permit" on it.

Jaramillo, police said, appeared intoxicated and he was arrested. He was also found to have a suspended driver's license, and was also charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. There were no charges in connection with the pellet gun.

Randy Scott December 08, 2012 at 12:58 PM
One more drunk guy with a gun off the street! Pellet gun, or a gun that shoots bullets, it would have been at the center of a homicide investigation or major crime sooner of later! Good job Port Chester Police Officers!
PC Lover December 08, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Kudos to PC DPW! Those guys rock! They are eyes and ears of PC. Apparently they are helping to keep our streets clear of all kinds of garbage.
Interested Reader December 08, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Team work, god to see they are all watching each others back. A sign that the Villages Management practices have turned the corner. Thanks to all.
John B December 08, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Neuton Ave.
Concerned citizen December 08, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Good Job PC PD !!!
PCPDs most corrupted December 08, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Come on baby! Its hunting season!
pulltheskinback December 09, 2012 at 12:25 AM
ignorant fucks!
JCOYOTE December 09, 2012 at 06:35 AM
See something, say something. Good job PCDPW
tatiana salcedo February 01, 2013 at 03:57 PM
PORT CHESTER police officers are GARBAGE! they have nothing better to do then go picking on the Minority of the village. What was Jason's crime....SLEEPING in his car bc he was intoxicated?? although he was drunk he wasnt DRIVING when they caught him. PORT CHESTER officers are the WORST and a disgrace to law enforcement

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