March 9, 2021
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–NJ park police reported that they recently busted illegal dumpers on the Duck Island section of the D&R Canal State Park. A person has been charged for dumping of solid waste in a State park and the site has been cleaned up for a cost of $3,485.55 The NJ DEP will be seeking restitution as reported in their release below:
Illegal Dumping investigation leads to arrest. Ofc. Jackson took a report of a dumping of roofing materials in the Duck Island section of D&R Canal State Park. The Detective Bureau conducted a follow up investigation with a company local to the area. Due to the excellent coordinated work of both Ofc. Jackson and Detective Cidoni, charges were filed against an individual for the Dumping of Solid Waste, the Transportation of Solid Waste, and Dumping in a State Park. The site has been cleaned up for a cost of $3,485.55 and restitution will be sought after. Both Officer Jackson and Detective Cidoni share the distinction of Officer of the Month for February for their hard work and dedication to protecting the natural resources of our state! Congratulations!