EL PASO- The El Paso Police Department are investigating incidents in which hundreds of truck tires were dumped in the desert in Northeast El Paso by unknown persons.
According to officials, on Monday, November 9th, 2009, about 4:30 in the afternoon, two Hispanic were witnessed going northbound in the 12100 block of Dyer with a full load of commercial truck tires in the bed of a pickup.
The vehicle is a maroon and silver Dodge Dakota pickup truck with no license plates.
The witness used his cell phone camera to capture images of the truck driving into the desert with the tires, and returning without the tires.
The investigation revealed that there were four major commercial tire dump sites located in the desert areas of 12100 to 12200 Dyer. A total of 519 commercial truck tires were dumped in one of the four sites. On April 16, 2011, a volunteer cleanup of the area turned up another 77 commercial truck tires along with 54 tons of trash and debris.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality/Environmental Crime Unit believes the individuals responsible are still operating in the area and are still dumping commercial truck tires at other unknown locations.
If you have any information about the identity of the suspects involved, or if you know of any other active commercial tire dump sites in the desert, please call Crime Stoppers immediately at 566-TIPS (566-8477) or on-line at www.crimestoppersofelpaso.org .
You will remain anonymous and, if your tip leads to an arrest, you can qualify for a cash reward.