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Darien Police Charge 5 Over Gasoline Storage

Police issued misdemeanor summons in three separate incidents.

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Darien Police have been dealing with a number of people attempting to transport or store gasoline in improper containers in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, they announced Monday.

On Monday, November 5th, at approximately 9:30 p.m., police arrested Lazarre Rollskency, 35, of 219th St. in New York, NY, who was allegedly found by police and the Darien Fire Marshal to be filling four five-gallon containers with gasoline at the Darien Car Clinic on Post Road, according to authorities. Police said the containers were designed for water and not hazardous liquids.

Rollskency was charged with four misdemeanor counts of improper storage of gasoline and released until his scheduled court date of November 15th. The gasoline was properly disposed.

On Tuesday, November 6th, at approximately 4:30 p.m., police said they arrested three individuals from New York as they allegedly attempted to transport a 10-gallon rubber storage container filled with gasoline in the back of a 2001 Kia Sportage.

Brandon Madramootoo, 18, and Justin Jaundoo, 19, both of Brooklyn, and Anthony Seet, 20, of South Ozone Park, were allegedly witnessed by police, the fire marshal and a DEP official parked in the Trader Joe's parking lot on Post Road with the container in the back seat, authorities said. In the rear cargo area of the vehicle, two additional containers were found, also allegedly containing gasoline, according to police.

All three were issued three misdemeanor summons for illegal storage of gasoline and were scheduled to appear in court November 16th. The gasoline was placed in proper containers with a DEP official supervising.

Also on Nov. 6th, police said another New York man was charged with eight misdemeanor counts of improper storage of gasoline when, at approximately 5 p.m., Darien police and the Fire Marshal allegedly found the man at the Post Road BP Gas Station filling containers in the back of a van.

Mohinder Singh, 37, of East Elmhurst, was allegedly found by police to be filling eight five-gallon drums with gasoline. Authorities said the drums were not designed for gasoline storage and the gasoline was properly disposed. Singh is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 16th.

Jim joined November 13, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Good job.
max November 13, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Nice coordinated effort. I suspect that word will get around that Darien is not the place to try to break laws. At least I hope so.
Caring Darienite November 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Seems that these people are pretty desperate for gas. Probably not their choice to come all the way to Darien to buy gas. Maybe instead of arresting them, we should consider donating some proper gas cans. Really, I am actually kind of disgusted by this.
max November 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM
They take it back to ny and resell it for $10/gal. They are pirates and profiteers on the backs of those that are suffering.
BCT November 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Caring, these guys are not necessarily getting gas for themselves but may be bringing it back to hard hit areas to make a profit off those who really are desperate. Let's not enable their opportunism.
Phil Knox November 14, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Incredible work Darien Police Department! If you're going to put gas in milk gallons, do it in Norwalk! Has there been a press conference yet? These guys deserve some recognition. Are these officers still driving Fords? Police are underpaid and underfunded. We should use this event as a springboard for a fundraiser for them to help them buy them some new and proper German engineered cruisers to get them out of their current peasant-mobiles.
O November 14, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Wow, that is quite a leap to label these people pirates. Would you travel from Brooklyn to Darien to fill a 10 gallon tank or milk carton tank to make $30 bucks of profit. Yes, it was illegal and unsafe to transport the gas this way, but I would rather have our police focused on how they can "help and serve" when people are suffering. I think these are good people just trying to make ends meet and may not have the means or smarts to get the help they need.
Phil Knox1 November 14, 2012 at 08:46 PM
…I assume you wouldn't be making this argument if they got in a car accident, the gas spilt, ignited an inferno, and burned your house down.

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