A rash of illegal gasoline transport in Darien
Published 2:54 pm, Thursday, November 15, 2012
Police received a number of complaints involving improper gasoline containers last week.
Police arrested a New York man on Nov. 5 on charges of four counts of improper storage of gasoline.
Lazarre Rollskency, 35, of 219th Street, New York, N.Y., was charged after police received a complaint around 9:30 p.m. from Darien Car Clinic, 93 Post Road, that someone was putting gasoline into an improper container.
Police said upon arrival, officers and the Darien fire marshal observed Rollskency with four 5-gallon containers filled with gasoline. The containers were designed to store water, not hazardous liquids, police said. He was issued a misdemeanor summons at the scene and was scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 15.
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Police made four more arrests on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
According to the report, officers were dispatched to Trader Joe's parking lot, 463 Post Road, after receiving a call that three individuals were pouring gasoline into illegal containers. Upon arrival, along with the Darien fire marshal and an official from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, officers observed the three subjects parked in a 2001 Kia Sportage.
Police said located on the rear seat of the vehicle was a 10-gallon black rubber storage container filled with gasoline. In the vehicle's rear cargo area, officers observed two additional 10-gallon black rubber storage containers, which also contained gasoline, according to police.
All three subjects were issued a misdemeanor and are scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 16.
A half an hour later, police made another arrest.
Mohinder Singh, 38, of East Elmhurst. N.Y., was charged with eight counts of improper storage of gasoline. At around 5 p.m., police received a complaint from the Darien BP service station, at 1358 Post Road, concerning a man in a white van filling up containers with gasoline, according to police.
Upon arrival, along with the Darien fire marshal, officers noted that Singh had filled eight 5-gallon drums with gasoline. Police said the drums in question were not designed for gasoline storage. Singh was issued a misdemeanor summons and was scheduled to appear in court Nov. 16.
In all cases the gasoline was properly disposed of, police said.
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