Two Mohave Valley men were caught illegally dumping yard waste in a Kingman wash.
William Crumrine, 41, and Trenton Huffman, 24, were required to clean up the trash they illegally dumped per Mohave County anti-littering ordinance 2002-03. Both men were also charged with criminal littering for commercial purposes, a class 6 felony.
On October 31st, 2016 ERACE detectives received a telephone call from a C.A.T. (Citizens Action Team) member about the men dumping yard waste in a wash near the area northwest of Route 66 and Thompson Avenue.
The information provided by witnesses and the course of their investigation led them to a residential cleanup project in the Birdland area of Kingman. The detectives were able to observe the men loading trash debris into a truck bed from the property.
The detectives then observed the men dump a full truck bed load of yard waste and trash in the wash.
Detectives contacted the men and they admitted to detectives that they dumped the two piles of trash debris for $150 they were to receive upon completion of the job.
The men removed the trash debris for proper disposal at the landfill without incident.
The copy of the report was forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office with a class 6 felony charge of illegal dumping.
In addition to working police investigations and presenting prevention programs, Mohave County ERACE sponsors free community cleanup trash collection events in several locations around the county to help reduce illegal dumping. Citizens can call ERACE directly at (928)715-0480 to offer information on an illegal dumpsite or call Mohave Silent Witness at 1-888-227-8780 if detecting an illegal dumping in progress.