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For Release: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DEC Announces Second Arrest in Schenectady Illegal Dumping Case

Police made a second arrest in the illegal dumping of approximately 125 gallons of waste oil in the city of Schenectady following the public's assistance in identifying the suspect, state Department of Environmental Conservation Regional Director Keith Goertz announced today.

"Thanks to leads from the public, DEC Environmental Conservation Officers and their partners in local law enforcement identified, located and arrested the suspect," DEC Regional Director Goertz said. "DEC will not tolerate illegal dumping of any kind and we appreciate the public's assistance in this case."

On July 24, Colonie Police arrested 48-year-old Joseph Alleyne, of Schenectady, known locally as "Green Eyes," on Wolf Rd. in Colonie for dumping oil into a storm drain on Van Bogard St. in Schenectady. Alleyne is facing charges that include felony level endangering public health, safety and the environment under the New York State's Environmental Conservation Law.

Previously, on July 10, Alleyne's accomplice, 58-year-old Linwood Gholson, of Schenectady, was arrested for the same incident and charged with felony release to the environment and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.

Local news coverage resulted in multiple tips which led to the arrest of Joseph Alleyne.

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