The Locust Township Police Department is investigating an illegal dump site located in the parking lot for State Game Lands 58, which is located along Aristes Ringtown Road in Roaring Creek Township. It appears that between the morning hours of November 18, 2018 and the afternoon hours of November 20, 2018, a large amount of trash was dumped. Most of the trash appears to be from a roofing contractor and includes old shingles, nails, pallets and other roofing materials. There was also a Sheetz bag, which included numerous empty cans of Modelo beer and empty packs of Marlboro Gold. A receipt was also located in the Sheetz bag, which showed that the suspect had withdrawn money from an ATM located at the Grand Smoke Shop located at 231 W Mine Street in Hazleton City. It appears that the trash was dumped from a medium-sized dump truck with dual rear wheels.
As this department continues to investigate this incident, we are asking for any information available from the public such as anyone who may have seen a dump truck in the area or anyone in the area that has a roof replaced recently. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident, please call the department at (570)799-5806, or you can submit a tip through this website. Please reference Incident # 18-003118, Ptlm. DeFrain investigating officer.