Fugitive arrested during traffic stop in Mattituck

11/06/2011 8:54 AM |

A 32-year-old Riverhead man was nabbed on an arrest warrant during a traffic stop Monday night in Mattituck, authorities said.

Yimi Escamilla was stopped by Southold Police on Route 48 about 8:35 p.m. when it was found he was driving with a suspended license and there was an active warrant out for his arrest, officials said.

Mr. Escamilla was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and held for the Suffolk County Fugitive Squad, Southold Police said.

It was not immediately clear why he was wanted by police. Southold authorities said the matter was out of their jurisdiction, and a Suffolk County Police spokesperson did not have the information on hand.