Baldwinsville man charged with impersonating police officer during traffic stop

Anthony J. Carbonaro, of Baldwinsville, charged with impersonating a police officer (New York State Police)

A Baldwinsville man has been arrested for impersonating a police officer during a traffic stop, according to New York State Police.

Anthony J. Carbonaro was charged with impersonating law enforcement, a class E felony, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

According to police, state troopers stopped Carbonaro on Wolf Street in the Town of Salina on Tuesday for a vehicle and traffic violation. During the stop, Carbonaro displayed a police badge on his belt and stated that he was a federal police officer.

An investigation determined that the badge was fake and a search of Carbonaro's vehicle discovered he had a forged Sheriff's Office ID card, rifle, handcuffs and a tactical vest.

Carbonaro was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Salina Court on Nov. 30.

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