Newark Man Arrested for Illegal Dumping

Police announced the arrest Lawrence Peterson, 64, of Newark, for an incident of illegal dumping that occurred yesterday.

Officials say at approximately 3 p.m., members of the Illegal Dumping Task Force responded to the 900-block of South 20th Street after a citizen reported a man illegally discarding buckets of paint debris.

Upon arrival, the suspect, Lawrence Peterson, was arrested and charged with Illegal Dumping.

These charges are merely accusations. The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Anyone with information about any incident of illegal dumping within the City of Newark to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.