2009-10-23 / Top Stories

Jailed For Giving Fake Name

Attempted To Walk Away From Traffic Stop
By Nicholas Briano

A Far Rockaway woman was arrested and charged last Tues day in Kingston, Pennsyl va nia for providing police officers with a fake name during a traffic stop, according to published reports in the Wilkes-Barre Times Ledger, the area's local newspaper.

Crystal Gonzalez, 27, of Far Rockaway, was charged with false identification to law enforcement and false reports to law enforcement.

She was sent to Luzerne County Correctional Facility for failing to post $5,000 bail.

According to the criminal complaint supplied by the Kingston police department, Gonzalez was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation.

At first, police say, she attempted to walk away, when police stopped her and asked for her identification.

Then, Police say, she identified herself with a false name and identifying papers, allegedly fearing that she had an open arrest warrant that had been issued for her.

She is due back in a Pennsylvania court this week.

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