Operation Desert Sweep Targets Illegal Dumping
POSTED: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 5:32pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 9:26am
EL PASO - A string of public complaints involving illegal dumping in far east El Paso prompted seven arrests by the Sheriff's office. Based on the information received, Sheriff’s Office Strike Team Deputies conducted a week-long desert operation that ended Saturday. Operation Desert Sweep concluded with the arrest of 7 individuals all of whom were booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on charges of illegal dumping ranging from 5 pounds up to 1,000 pounds or more.
The Sheriff’s Office will continue similar operations in the future.
To report environmental crimes, call:
• THE ENVIRONMENTAL HOTLINE 1-888-6ELPASO or 1-888-635-7276
• CITY OF EL PASO ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 774-4500
• OR YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR HEALTH INSPECTOR