Press Release, Contact: Jim Leydon, Communications Director
Illegal Dumping Initiative Catches Seven on Camera
April 28, 2015 -Springfield, MA- Mayor Domenic Sarno, Police Commissioner John Barbieri and Executive Director of Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management (PBRM) Patrick Sullivan released details of a City of Springfield initiative to curb illegal dumping throughout the city. Over the past several months, Clean City Manager Richard Mastroianni and Park Environmental Specialist Edward Brunton have been maintaining security cameras at multiple sites throughout the city that are used often for illegal dumping activity.
The project was started last summer, working in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. PBRM purchased and installed cameras and maintained surveillance at various dumping sites. Each site is monitored with at least two cameras. The department is expanding this project to include other locations that have become common for illegal dumping.
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated, “Providing a high quality of life for our residents and businesses is a top priority of my administration. We will continue to do what is necessary to ensure that our city maintains a high standard of cleanliness and we will prosecute those who wish to blemish the beauty of our Springfield. With the use of these portable cameras and as Alan Funk would say; Smile you’re on Candid Camera”
The following persons have been caught illegally dumping as part of this effort and were cited by the Springfield Police Department:
The following were cited for dumping behind 1284 Boston Road:
Scott F. Aurnhammer of 903 West Street, Ludlow, MA, Dumped T.V’s on 01/02/15 at 10:33 A.M. from a White Ford, MA Reg. 897-ZM9
Gessica Mejias of 2191 Page Blvd., Springfield, MA, Dumping Tires, on 02/28/15 at 12:19 P.M. from a 99 Mazda, MA Reg. 187-YE7
Merilin Ramos of 221 Beacon Circle, Springfield, MA, Dumping tires, on 03/19/15 from her 91 Nissan Sentra MA REG 1HD-229
The following were cited for dumping on Moxon Street in Indian Orchard:
Jaynette Rodriguez of 176 Centre Street, Indian Orchard. Dumping large amount of trash out the back of Chevy Pick-up truck, 09/127/14 at 8:37 A.M.
Marc S. Giles, 6 East Laramee Green, Springfield, MA. Dumping trash, yard waste and cinder blocks from a 2014 BROWN Toyota MA REG. 92DL99 –09/30/14 at 12:34 P.M.
Luis Curbelo Jr. of 113 Center Street, Ludlow, MA, Car battery, at 08/19/14 at 1:00 P.M. – from red , Buick Century
Mariana Rodriguez of 125 Verge Street, Springfield, Dumping mattresses at 06/27/14 at 3:44 P.M. from a Red Ford , MA REG 9975-HO
Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri stated, “There is zero tolerance in regards to city ordinance violations. Where there is blight, crime follows. The team made up of the Springfield Police Ordinance Unit combined with Housing and Code Enforcement officers and Parks Department personnel have done a tremendous job attacking this problem that affects all our neighborhoods.
Patrick Sullivan added, “The Department of Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management is committed to working closely with Springfield Police Department to eliminate blight caused by illegal dumping activities.”