Socorro Police Arrest Couple For Illegal Dumping

POSTED: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 3:23pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 4:50pm

SOCORRO- Police have arrest two people in connection with illegal dumping near Alameda and Passmore.
Victor Hugo Barragan, 46, and his wife, Maria, Valenzuela, 40, admitted to dumping old, used tires into a canal bank.

Officers retrieved about 18 tires that were thrown into the canal bank and put them back on the trailer. The trailer and vehicle were impounded for storage and safe keeping, but have since been released.
The bond was $1500 for each.

If you see illegal dumping, you can report it anonymously to the El Paso Water Ulitities hotline: (877) ID-FLOWS

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