Westchester Man Can’t Slip Cops After 1,000-Gallon Cooking Oil Heist

HUDSON VALLEY, NY — Two New Yorkers are dealing with costs that they stole 1,000 gallons of cooking oil, then fled from police earlier than inflicting a severe automobile crash, police mentioned.

The proprietor of Pizza Palace Restaurant on Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook, CT known as police simply earlier than 10 a.m. Thursday, in line with a report from Patch’s Chris Rhatigan.

The restaurant proprietor reported that he had simply interrupted the theft of cooking oil at his restaurant. He was in a position to give police an outline of the car that fled the scene. He even directed police to a different restaurant on Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook the place he noticed the truck and the 2 males, later recognized by police as Prince Gonzalez, 21, of Yonkers and Leuri DeLeon Blanco, 21, of the Bronx, trying to steal cooking oil from that restaurant, in line with police.

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“People are making good money with it,” restaurant proprietor Stavros Gianitsos advised Hartford CBS-affiliate WFSB. “They are cleansing it and doing whatever with it, then reselling it.

Gonzalez and DeLeon Blanco fled in a Home Depot rental truck. Police encountered the fleeing truck close to the Old Saybrook/Westbrook city line. The truck wouldn’t cease for police, however as an alternative sped away, ultimately putting one other car, earlier than getting on I-95 South.

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The accident resulted within the harm of an aged girl, who was listed in secure situation at Yale New Haven Hospital.

After a number of failed makes an attempt to cease the fleeing truck, using cease sticks introduced the chase to an finish in Westport. Both Gonzalez and DeLeon Blanco then reportedly tried to flee on foot however have been quickly captured by Connecticut State Police.

Gonzalez and DeLeon Blanco have been every charged with two counts every of legal trespass, six-degree tried larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. They have been additionally charged with one depend of possession of stolen property valued at over $4,000 and Gonzalez faces a slew of motorized vehicle costs.

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