(December 14, 2018) – Mitchell C Swann (age 53) and Harold J Lee (age 52) were both cited by City of Arnold code officer Scott Ponteri for illegal dumping. Swann was found guilty of scattering rubbish for dumping debris from a contractor job into an abandoned lot on 9/13/2018. He paid a fine and cleaned up his trash. Lee was found guilty of dumping furniture and other household items on 9/26/18. He paid a fine plus $150 restitution to reimburse the city for removing what he had dumped. Both cases were heard by the Honorable Frank J Pallone, Jr.
According to Officer Ponteri, “The cameras are working as a great deterrent and dumping has decreased at the site. We’re happy to be working with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to turn around the dumping problem the city has been dealing with the past few years.” In addition to the KPB camera loan, Officer Ponteri and the city of Arnold have stepped up other efforts to curb trash, including deploying additional cameras at different locations that had been donated by a resident.