Recycling Workers Arrested for Stealing Used Cooking Oil in Shrewsbury
Two recycling workers were apprehended for attempting to steal used cooking oil from the Lakeside Bar and Grill in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Officers from the Shrewsbury Police Department responded to a call about the incident at 4:40 a.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2023.
The suspects, Yordani Diaz-Campusano, 33, and Eri Carlos Alcantara, 30, were arrested and charged with Larceny, Conspiracy, Break into Depository, Vandalize Property, and Burglarious Instrument. The used cooking oil theft took place at the restaurant located at 97 Boston Turnpike.
The property owner, who reported the crime, observed the theft on his security camera footage. The cooking oil was being pumped into a white van parked behind the restaurant. When officers arrived, they were informed that the van had left the property and was last seen on Dewey Street.
Officer Sloan spotted the white van in the parking lot of Whole Foods at 193 Boston Turnpike at approximately 4:47 a.m. Inside the van, he discovered large containers filled with what appeared to be cooking oil. Used cooking oil has various recycling applications, including bio-diesel, soap making, lamp oil, household lubricant, leather preservative, animal feed, and skin moisturizer.
Both suspects work for an organization called “The Recycle of the Future” and live together at 5811 Palisade Avenue, West New York, NJ. Officers found oil residue and stains on their clothing, and discovered that the oil container at Lakeside Bar and Grill had been forced open with a lock and clamp style closure.
Diaz-Campusano and Alcantara were held on $1,500 bail each and arraigned in Westborough District Court on April 3, where they both pleaded not guilty. The men are currently being held pending their pretrial hearing on May 19.
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So these two guys are being held pending their pre-trial, but in Somerviille they let drug traffickers go on their own recognisance……. Ridiculous. Timothy Grasso that was arrested in Somerville, who now has a warrant for his arrest because he violated his whatever orders they were, was arrested for physical violence to a CVS worker in Amesbury several years back, also domestic violence, also driving under the influence in which he totaled a car that was loaned to him, and just last summer he was arrested concerning drugs and got a plea deal for a lesser charge in Lynn and violated his probation and went to jail for a couple of months. That is just Some of his rap sheet. There’s something odd going on at the Somerville courthouse when they let people like him just go. Has he been apprehended or is he still out on the street?