A Putnam County man has been issued a summons for allegedly dumping construction debris in the roadway in Northern Westchester County.
Charles Valt, 48, of Garrison, was issued the summons for dumping on Wednesday, Nov. 18, after Yorktown Police received a report of the debris in the roadway on Baldwin Road, on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
An investigation found the debris had been dumped on the side of the roadway and police were able to identify Valt as the person responsible, Yorktown Police said.
The debris consisted of cinder blocks and other building waste. A roll-off container truck deposited the waste by the side of the road, Town of Yorktown officials said.
Valt responded to Baldwin Road where he was charged with dumping and issued an appearance ticket and released on his own recognizance.
“Dumping on our roads and public spaces is not a victimless crime. Potentially tainted construction debris poses health risks to wildlife, our waterways and our residents,” said Yorktown highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli.
Yorktown highway and code enforcement officials tracked the debris to a garage demolition at 3536 Strang Blvd. in Yorktown. Officials determined that the demolition site was the source of the debris after finding clues in the abandoned waste.
Supervisor Matt Slater said Yorktown will prosecute all illegal dumpers.
“This incident is a slap in the face to all our residents who take pride in their community. It is also deeply offensive to our municipal workers who do their best to keep Yorktown beautiful,” said Supervisor Slater.
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