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.