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Four Charged in Stamford Waste Oil Theft

STAMFORD, Conn. — Four men surrendered to Stamford Police Friday afternoon on warrants charging them with the theft of waste oil from restaurants, a press release said.

Mario Alejandre, 42, Mario Alejandre-Tarentino, 18, Omar Gutierrez Del-Cid, 23, and Jesus Aquino-Mareno, 19, all of Stamford, were charged with fifth-degree larceny, sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny, and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, the release said. They are scheduled to appear in Stamford Superior Court on Dec. 23, the release said.

Early in the morning of Oct. 12, officers Thomas Drain and Michael Mann saw three men removing waste oil and grease from behind a deli on High Ridge Road. Forty-five minutes later they were seen behind restaurants on Summer Street, the release said. The men and the van, a 1999 Ford Van with a siphon pump and holding tanks, were recorded for a subsequent investigation.

Police received a complaint from Grease Guys/BioPur regarding another theft on High Ridge Road, the release said. The same suspects and van from the first incidents were involved, and a search and seizure warrant was issued for Grace GAMT LLC. The van was seized on Oct. 18, the release said.

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