Louisville, Ky -- Upon public complaint, Louisville Metro Police impounded a Chevy dump truck involved in illegal dumping of shingles and roofing materials on Manslick Road in Fairdale Wednesday afternoon, police reported Thursday.
Last year, the Metro Council amended the illegal dumping ordinance to allow law enforcement the power to impound vehicles illegally dumping in Metro Louisville.
Police say dispatch received a call Wednesday afternoon about illegal dumping at 9118 West Manslick Road in the Fairdale area. Upon arriving at the site, a truck belonging to Elkins & Sons of Louisville was found stuck in the mud loaded with roofing shingles and other materials. Shingles were spread around the area. The driver, Charles K. Lyle, an employee of the company, returned with a tow truck and at that point officers impounded the 1999 Chevrolet 3500HD Dump Truck.
"If you are dumping illegally, you will be caught and it will cost you," Public Works Director Vanessa Burns said. "I applaud the teamwork between Public Works, LMPD, and the Metro Council to crack down on this activity, which puts such a blight on our community. This type of action shows we, along with our citizens, won't stand for it."
“Illegal dumping is a crime and those caught will pay for breaking the law,” says Butler. “With the public’s help, we will continue our efforts.”