Crime

Ada deputies cite one illegal dumper, look for others

An impromptu dump off Cole Road is under investigation, with Ada County deputies citing one dumper and searching for others.
An impromptu dump off Cole Road is under investigation, with Ada County deputies citing one dumper and searching for others.

Matthew Ray Bryant, 26, of Boise was cited for illegal dumping of household trash in a gravel pit off Cole Road just south of Tenmile Creek Road, the Ada County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday.

Last week, the sheriff's office publicized photos of several illegal dumps in the area, including piles of tires and roofing materials. Investigators determined Bryant was responsible for some of the trash, and they're still pursuing leads on other dumping, ACSO reports.

Illegal dumping remains a persistent problem in the desert surrounding the cities of Ada County, the sheriff's office reports.

The potential penalty for the infraction of placing debris on public property is a $300 fine and up to 10 days in jail, requiring much more time and money than hauling debris to the Ada County Landfill on Seamans Gulch Road, ACSO reports. Most household loads of trash (filling the bed of a half-ton pickup) cost about $11 to dispose of at the landfill.

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