Man charged with illegally dumping nearly 2,000 tires

Kalie Strain
Editorial Assistant
Northeast News

Ronald Smith, 52, pled guilty to charges of illegal dumping and has received a sentence of 10 days in jail, two years of probation, a $1,000 fine and 50 hours of community service. Smith had been accused of dumping upwards of 2,000 tires along an abandoned street on 14th and Kensington.

Eye witnesses at the time had identified an 18-wheeler as a vehicle that had frequented the area. In September business owners in the area had flagged down a KCPD officer that had been in the area for another call, to inform the officer an 18-wheeler that they had suspected of dumping tires was in the area.

The KCPD officer was able to pull the truck over on Truman road and make contact with Ronald Smith and arrested him.

You can view our initial coverage of this event on Facebook:

Illegal dumping investigation

There is an investigation into one of the largest cases of illegal dumping in Kansas City. Watch our video for more details.

Posted by Kansas City's Northeast News on Thursday, September 12, 2019

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