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Louisville Metro Police Impound Fourth Vehicle Under Illegal Dumping Ordinance

Sunday April 7, 2013

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Elizabeth Hoffman 574-1296

Louisville – On Wednesday night the 4th Division of the Louisville Metro Police Department impounded its fourth vehicle under the illegal dumping ordinance. Proving Metro Council’s improvements to the illegal dumping ordinance are really beginning to pay off. Reports came this morning from Councilwoman Marianne Butler, Metro Council District 15 that another successful impoundment had occurred.

Councilwoman Butler reported, “Another truck was impounded this evening! Lt. Joshua Judah was driving in the alley in the 700 block of Camp Street when he came upon two individuals dumping remodeling debris from the back of an older model Chevy Pickup.” “It was a great stop – not only was the truck impounded, but one of those individuals was arrested for possession of heroin along with illegal dumping, he went to jail.”

Metro Louisville is taking these matters very seriously. Under the revised Illegal Dumping Ordinance, Metro Louisville will hold the vehicle from six months up to a year. This vehicle will be held for a minimum of 6 months and will not be released until there is proof that all fines for illegal dumping, cleanup costs and tow lot fees have been paid. Fines can range from $250 to $5000 and clean up fees are a minimum of $250.

Councilwoman Butler had plenty of praise for LMPD’s 4th Division, “Thanks to Major Kraeszig for letting us know about the stop and many thanks to Lt. Judah for riding those alleyways!”

If you see illegal dumping in action, please help by calling the Louisville Metro Police Department at (502) 574-5673 to report it.

Marianne Butler (D) 15