On Sunday, a Buffalo resident was apprehended, confessed and was subsequently cited for illegal dumping of trash on public land in Mosier Gulch west of Buffalo.
Members of the public saw the alleged dumping and reported it to authorities, resulting in a response by Buffalo Police Department officer Chad Trebby, who worked with a witness to identify and locate the individual who had illegally dumped trash. It is not a BLM policy to release the names of those cited.
Because the trash was dumped on Bureau of Land Management maintained lands, a BLM Ranger responded to the incident and issues two citations to the individual. The individual was cited for improper disposal of flammable trash and garbage, and ordered to pay a $200 collateral fine. The individual was also cited for creating a hazard and nuisance, and ordered to pay a $200 fine.
In addition to issuing the citations, the BLM Ranger proceeded to clean up the dump site with the help of good Samaritan F. Mikel Carmon of Buffalo. Carmon assisted the ranger in going through the trash and re-bagging all the bags that were falling apart or had been damaged by wildlife.