An 18-year-old man is facing a grand larceny charge after police said he stole used cooking oil in Westchester County.
Police responded to a location on East Main Street in Yorktown at about 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, after receiving a report of a larceny of used cooking oil that was in progress, according to the Yorktown Police Department.
Police were told that a man had taken the used cooking oil and left the scene in a white van.
An officer located the vehicle parked in a gas station on East Main St., and then identified the suspect after an investigation, police said.
Police identified the suspect as an 18-year-old man from Yonkers and did not release his name.
Yorktown Police said the man was found in possession of two large containers of used cooking oil and a pump.
Authorities reported that he also did not have a front plate on his vehicle.
Police said the defendant was arrested and charged with:
- Fourth-degree grand larceny, a Class "E" felony
- Possession of burglar tools, a Class "A" misdemeanor
- No front license plate, a traffic infraction.
The defendant was released on his own recognizance and is set to appear in court on Thursday, May 12, police said.
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