Yarmouth Police Report on Illegal Dumping Incident

Case solved, mess removed, two Sandwich juveniles fined $300 each...
This illegal mess was in the roadway and wood line near Dennis Pond. (YPD photo)

From the Yarmouth Police Department:


Incident Synopsis

On Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2PM, the Yarmouth Police Department began an investigation regarding a case of Illegal Dumping in the area of Summer Street in Yarmouthport.

A large amount of debris Included rugs, metal cabinets, wood, brush, furniture, a treadmill, boxes, and all types of items from an apparent house clean out was discovered in the roadway and wood line near Dennis Pond.

Yarmouth Police Department Patrol Officer Brian Niezgoda examined the debris and found evidence that indicated in came from an unoccupied home nearby that was being renovated.

Patrol Officer Niezgoda spoke with the homeowners who were out of state and reported they had hired some local people to renovate and also clean out the interior of the home.

Patrol Officer Niezgoda subsequently determined the identity of who was involved in the clean out and found them to be two juvenile males, ages 16, and 17 of Sandwich.

The parents and youths were interviewed and confessed.
With the support of the parents, both youths returned to the area and promptly and thoroughly cleaned the entire area.

Due to their cooperation, instead of criminal charges being sought in the Barnstable District Court, the Yarmouth Police Department has issued a $300 By-Law Violations to each juvenile.

The Yarmouth Police Department will continue patrols of the area, use of surveillance equipment, and encourage all citizens to remain vigilant and report any illegal dumping immediately.

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