Citizens complaint leads to illegal dumping investigation

Illegally dumped trailer at Holy Cross Parish on St. John

Acting on a citizen’s complaint, East Patrol Community Interaction Officers Greg Smith and Pat Byrd along with the city’s Illegal Dumping investigator Alan Ashurst, and Travis Silver’s the designated Illegal Dumping Investigator assigned to the Mattie Rhodes Center in Northeast inspected an illegally dumped trailer full of trash on the parking lot at Holy Cross Parish at 5100 St. John Ave.

Investigators followed scratch marks from the trailer left in the pavement that left a trail that stopped right in front of a truck parked blocking a driveway of a residence in the 5100 block of Scarritt Avenue.

The owner of the truck was located and after a short discussion as to the ownership status of the vehicle, admitted to dumping the trailer and trash. H also agreed that the offending mess would be cleaned up by the end of the day today.

Illegal Dumping Investigators Ashurst and Silvers Ali g with KCPD CIO Greg Smith speak with individual identified as illegal dumper

Inspector Silver’s noted that a valid landfill receipt would be required in court to ensure the trash was not dumped illegally somewhere else in the community.

“This is something I take seriously”, said Silvers. “He actually dumped the trash on a church property. Totally unacceptable.”

The Northeast News drove by just after 5pm and the trailer full of trash was still on Parish property.

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