Illegal Dumping Family Style

“Illegal dumping is a learned behavior.” This according to Kansas City’s Illegal in Dumping investigator Alan Ashurst after writing two Illegal dumping tickets to an individual who allegedly had her children do the dirty deed for her.

Surveillance footage from the Naylor Aluminum Foundry in the 1400 block of Jackson Avenue shows a vehicle backing up in a vacant parking lot a little after midnight last Thursday, the license plate clearly visible.

Children can then be seen exiting the vehicle, removing the trash and depositing it squarely on the ground, all within 6 ft of a trash dumpster.
The suspect left the premises and came back a short time later with even more trash, once again taken out of the vehicle by the children and left on the ground.

According to Randy Naylor, owner of the business that pays for the dumpster, dumping is common in his area.
“There were weeks our dumpster would get emptied one day and by the next morning was full of trash to where we couldn’t even use it,” Naylor said. “That’s when we put cameras in.”

City Illegal Dumping Investigator Alan Ashurst and business owner Randy Naylor

Ashurst indicated that since there were two separate instances, two tickets would be issued, each with a maximum $1,000 fine.

“I probably get asked five times a week why people illegally dump,” Ashurst said. “My first answer is they don’t have any self respect.”  “You can’t expect them to respect you, me, your neighborhood, whatever the case may be, but this is gonna be a learned behavior.”

Naylor was pleased with the timeliness of the city’s response and is happy to see tickets written . “It’s just been a real pain and it gets expensive, you know,  paying for the dumpster all the time and I don’t get to use it.”

A November court date has been set.

Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
Enter your email address and click on the Get Instant Access button.
We respect your privacy

Comments are closed.

  • Police search for suspect in fatal hit-and-run

    11 hours ago

    Kansas City Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal Monday night hit-and-run at 12th and Hardesty Avenue. A […]

    KC COVID-19 testing locations

    14 hours ago

    The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department is hosting drive-through COVID-19 community testing. Appointments are recommended due to the high demand […]

    Homicide, 8th & Prospect

    15 hours ago

    Monday evening, just before 9:15 pm, KCPD officers were called to the area of 8th and Prospect on a shooting […]

    Two public pools open today

    July 13th, 2020

    The Gorman Pool at 1101 NE 47th St. and the Grove Pool at Truman Road and Benton Boulevard are set […]

    Mask mandate extended indefinitely

    July 10th, 2020

    Mayor Lucas extended the mandate requiring masks in Kansas City.

  • Shooting Investigation Continues

    July 9th, 2020

    An early morning shooting at the corner of Van Brunt Boulevard andScarritt Avenues in the Indian Mound neighborhood today has […]

    Candidate for prosecutor seeks to “bridge the divide” between PD and community

    July 9th, 2020

    Tracey Chappell, running against Jean Peters Baker for Jackson County Prosecutor, spoke on the steps of KCPD Headquarters on Thursday.

    Botched robbery of local frozen treat street vendor leads to shooting

    July 9th, 2020

    A well-known local frozen treat vendor was shot Wednesday evening at approximately 7:45pm in a botched robbery attempt according to […]

    White House sends federal agents to KC amid homicide spike

    July 9th, 2020

    Federal agents will be in Kansas City within the next 10 days to fight a surge in violent crime.

    KC Museum seeks pieces of history

    July 8th, 2020

    Abby Hoover Managing Editor The Kansas City Museum is collecting items representing this moment in the city’s history as protests […]

  • Want articles sent directly to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
    We respect your privacy and will not distribute your information.