Police search for suspects accused of illegal dumping - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Police search for suspects accused of illegal dumping

(Source: City of Memphis Public Works Division (Source: City of Memphis Public Works Division
(Source: City of Memphis Public Works Division) (Source: City of Memphis Public Works Division)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The City of Memphis Public Works Division and Memphis police are searching for suspects accused of illegally dumping tires.

Police said the suspects left a pile of tires in a wooded area near the intersection of Tillman Street and Pershing Avenue.

Othelia Harris' yard backs right up the area where the tires were dumped. She says the dumping is a constant issue.

"It's in my yard, it's in my backyard, or it's around the building," Harris said. "Trying to keep the flies out because they are terrible out back."

Public Works officials found more than 200 places where people regularly dump items throughout Memphis. This illegal activity costs tax payers more than $1 million per year to clean the debris and educate residents.

The city is on the lookout for the men in the video or any information related to other incidents of illegal dumping.

Anyone with information about the suspects or their car should call the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation at 901-490-6337 or the Solid Waste Management Department at 901-636-6866. All calls will be kept anonymous.

If you see illegally dumped debris anywhere in Memphis, please call 311 or 636-6500.

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