Cops: Street brawler had forged permanent resident card

A Greenport man arrested early Sunday morning for his role in a street fight was found to be in possession of a forged permanent resident card, according to a Southold Town police press release.

Ivan Avelino-Basilio, 23, was found assaulting a man on Third Street in Greenport shortly after 4:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. Further investigation revelead he was in possession of the forged card, police said.

Mr. Avelino-Basilio was transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during the fight. He was then taken to police headquarters and held for arraignment on charges of assault and criminal possession of a forged instrument, police said.