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Police arrest man wanted for stealing used cooking oil in Morris County

WAYNE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Passaic County) – A man who was wanted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for allegedly stealing used cooking oil in Morris County was arrested last week in Wayne Township, police said.

On Thursday, May 4, at around 7:09 a.m., an officer stopped a van for multiple motor vehicle violations. Upon contacting the occupants of the van, the officer detected the odor of cooking oil, police said.

The officer observed that the occupants clothing appeared covered in oil and they were wearing rubber gloves with a visible sheen. The officer knowing there has been many used cooking oil thefts from restaurants in the area, requested additional officers, police said.

A further investigation revealed that one of the occupants, Tysheem Goode, 30, of Newark, was wanted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for the theft of used cooking oil, police said.

Goode was arrested and when questioned, he allegedly admitted that a tank in the rear of the van contained stolen cooking oil, police said.

The other occupant, Rasheed Wright, 33, of Plainfield was also arrested and after being placed in a police vehicle, he allegedly began kicking the interior of the door violently, causing substantial damage, police said.

Officers also discovered that Wright had spit and urinated in the police vehicle, police said.

At police headquarters, an officer advised Wright that he would be placed in leg shackles due to his violent behavior. He then resisted being placed in shackles and had to be brought to the ground, police said.

Wright then refused to walk and had to be carried into police headquarters for processing and during processing, he allegedly threatened to kill an officer, police said.

Goode was charged with receiving stolen property and was turned over to detectives from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

Wright was charged with receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, terroristic threats and obstructing a governmental function. He was then lodged in the Passaic County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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