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Pelham Manor Police Arrest Man on Drug Charges

PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. – Pelham Manor police arrested 61-year-old Sheldon Dogostiano of The Bronx on Tuesday for drug possession and unauthorized use of a driver's license.

Police stopped Dogostiano's tan 2000 Chevrolet Malibu on Fulton Avenue Bridge south of Sandford Boulevard in Mount Vernon after the license plate reader in the police car gave the officers a stolen vehicle notice. Officers checked and learned that the Garden City Police Department wanted the car in connection with a grand larceny investigation.

Garden City police asked the Pelham Manor Police Department to impound the car. Officers arrested Dogostiano and discovered a variety of drugs in the car, including hydrocodone, Viagra and blood pressure medication.

Dogostiano also had a suspended license and no insurance in effect, according to the police report. He carried his brother's driver's license and attempted to pass himself off as his brother until officers found Dogostiano's actual license in his wallet.

Police charged the man with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, along with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree.

They also charged him with unauthorized use of a third party license, failure to notify the DMV of a change of address and a violation of not carrying the controlled substances in their original containers.

Police arrested Dogostiano and released him on $250 cash bail. He is due in court on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

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