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BLM, sheriff’s office combat public dumping
by Tribune Staff
Mar 18, 2012 | 450 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, along with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) combined efforts in combating public dumping last week when an abandoned boat full of household trash was discovered in north Reno, in the Golden Valley area. Using evidence found in the trash, the BLM and WCSO identified a suspect in the case and the incident is under investigation.

WCSO and BLM officers have often worked jointly in the past few years investigating such incidents involving illegal dumping and abandoned property on public lands.

Authorities remind the public that illegal dumping is a federal offense that carries a minimum $525 fine and a maximum fine of $1,000 and up to 12 months imprisonment for the first offense. This penalty does not include costs for restitution.

For more information, contact Ranger George Paiva at 885-6191 or Deputy Armando Avina at 328-6370.

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