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Man Nabbed with 500 Gallons of Stolen Oil: Police

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    Man Nabbed with 500 Gallons of Stolen Oil: Police
    A man in New Jersey was found with 500 gallons of cooking oil in his van.

    A Paterson man faces criminal charges after police in central New Jersey say he was arrested with about 500 gallons of used cooking oil.

    Holmdel police say they received a call early Friday that someone was stealing oil from behind a restaurant on Route 35.

    Lieutenant Michael Pigott tells the Asbury Park Press that Carlos Garcia-Martinez had about 500 gallons of cooking oil in his van when he was stopped. Pigott says 30 gallons of oil had come from the back of an A&P supermarket. The rest allegedly had been taken from other places.

    Restaurants customarily put out used oil to be recycled.

    The 32-year-old Garcia-Martinez was charged with theft, criminal mischief and criminal attempt theft. It wasn't known what he planned to do with the oil.