The men were caught in Trumbull around 8 p.m. Friday, May 19 in the area of Old Mine Park.
Jamel Bracy, age 25, of the Bronx, New York, and Jordan Malone, age 26, of Danbury, were charged with littering and discharge without a permit when they were stopped by officers several blocks away on Route 25, said Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police.
According to Weir, the men were spotted unloading tires from a box truck while parked behind an unoccupied building next to the Home Depot building, located at 90 Monroe Turnpike.
Officers stopped the truck leaving the area on the Monroe Turnpike (Route 111) near Main Street (Route 25) in Trumbull, which is a short distance from the Monroe town line, Weir said.
Weir said business owners who had been monitoring the area called police Friday afternoon when the truck was seen near the same location and two men, later identified as Bracy and Malone, began unloading tires and throwing them down an embankment in the secluded wooded area of the business parking lot.
Bracy and Malone were then positively identified as the involved suspects, but police have not determined the origin of the tires, police said.
"In recent weeks, police received reports of hundreds of vehicle tires that had been dumped in this wooded area, but had nothing to indicate who was responsible for dumping them in that location," Weir said. "The quantity was large enough to suggest that multiple truckloads had been discarded in this same area."
Both men were held on a $3,000 bond, and are scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Wednesday, May 31.
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