A Bronx man has been arrested for illegal dumping in the town of Southeast. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was on patrol recently along Barrett Road and came upon a large quantity of trash and construction debris dumped on County-owned property adjacent to interstate 84.
The Deputy photographed the scene and then searched through several bags for identifying garbage in order to locate the owner. In one of the bags, paperwork belonging to a Lake Carmel man was located.
The man was found and determined that the contractor had paid an independent contractor to remove waste from a construction site in Yonkers. There were roofing shingles, car tires, lawn mowers and household garbage so an Environmental Conservation Officer was called to help.
The independent contractor, 56 year old Antonio Ortiz-Zayas, later told authorities he thought Barrett Road was a free dumping site. He was issued a Littering summons and an Unlawful Disposal Summons and is due in Southeast Justice Court on August 27th. The garbage was picked up and removed by Ortiz-Zayas.