New Castle County Police Investigate Illegal Dumping in Edgemoor Gardens

 

The New Castle County Police are currently investigating multiple persons dumping trash and furniture in the area of Edgemoor Gardens and surrounding communities. 

(Wilmington, Del-19805)  The New Castle County Police are investigating reports of illegal dumping in the community of Edgemoor Gardens and surrounding areas.

The New Castle County Police reminds residents that Delaware law states that it is unlawful for any person or persons to dump, deposit, throw or leave, or cause or permit the dumping, depositing, placing, throwing or leaving of litter on any public or private property of this State, or any waters in this State, unless:

(1) Such property is designated by the State or by any of its agencies or political subdivisions for the disposal of trash or litter, and such person is authorized by the proper public authority to use such property for such purpose;

(2) Such litter is placed in a litter receptacle or container installed on such property; and

(3) Such person is the owner or tenant in lawful possession of such property or has first obtained the consent of the owner or tenant in lawful possession, or unless the act is done under the personal direction of said owner or tenant, all in a manner consistent with the public welfare.

(a) Any person found guilty of violating this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 and up to 8 hours of community service for a first offense and $75 and up to 25 hours of community service for a second offense within 2 years. If the offense occurred on or along a “Delaware byway,” as defined in § 101 of Title 17, an additional mandatory penalty of $500 must be imposed for every first, second, and subsequent offense, in addition to the fine. In addition, any person found guilty of violating this chapter shall, at the discretion of the Court, be required to pick up and remove from any public street, highway or public or private right-of-way, or public beach, stream, bank or public park any and all litter deposited thereon by anyone prior to the date of execution of sentence.

If you have any information regarding these incidents of illegal dumping please contact New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800 or send an email to tdduffy@nccde.org . Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.