Police in Newark announced the arrest of Mr. Andres J. Jaramillo Banda, 30, of Union, for illegal dumping. Police said on July 2, at approximately 9 p.m., the Newark Police Division’s Environmental, Graffiti and Vice Crimes Task Force observed a pickup truck on the side of the road in the area of 2149 McCarter Highway.
Police say a male was at the rear of the truck discarding pieces of trees, shrubs, and dirt onto the curb.
Police say Banda was immediately arrested. He was charged with illegal dumping and illegal transport of solid waste.
The charges are merely accusations and Banda is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Director O’Hara urges anyone with information about any crime to call the Division's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.