DA’S OFFICE COMBATS ILLEGAL DUMPING IN EAST OAKLAND

A day dedicated to the “Three E’s of Illegal Dumping” in East Oakland: Education, Eradication, and Enforcement

Oakland, CA - Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today the results of the coordinated effort by the Alameda County Illegal Dumping (ACID) Taskforce. The task force is comprised of governmental agencies, community leaders, local businesses, and non-profit organizations.

The operation, dedicated to the “Three E’s of Illegal Dumping: Education, Eradication, and Enforcement,” took place in East Oakland on Saturday, March 27, 2021. In addition to the Environmental Crimes Unit of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, the Oakland Police Department, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oakland Public Works also took part in the operation.

“I am very proud of my staff and the efforts of the ACID task force to make our community a cleaner and safer place to live,” stated Nancy E. O’Malley.

“Illegal dumping knows no bounds,” stated Supervisor Nate Miley who leads the ACID Taskforce, “This kind of event helps tackle the problem not just through use of the Three E’s, but also the power of everyone working together.”

On the enforcement side of the operation, officers caught a business and an individual in two separate incidents of illegal dumping and also issued citations for dumping activity officers had investigated previously. A total of 8 citations for illegal dumping were issued. Officers also conducted two warrant arrests for misdemeanor illegal dumping, both of whom were cited to appear in court. Police also arrested one suspect on charges of felony receipt of stolen property, and at least 16 additional citations were issued by police. The Oakland Public Works Department issued at least 9 administrative citations for activity related to illegal dumping and two notices for inadequate garbage services.

On the eradication side of the operation, 58 abandoned, inoperable, or unregistered vehicles were removed from city street and property, and two stolen vehicles were recovered. Volunteers from the County’s ACID Task Force joined forces with a clean-up effort led every weekend by Councilmember Noel Gallo to pick up trash throughout the day in East Oakland, leaving the streets much cleaner.

In addition, the Alameda County Countywide Illegal Dumping Taskforce helped educate the community by handing out flyers regarding where to dispose of trash properly and how to get involved in the community and the efforts of the taskforce.

The task force’s day dedicated to the “Three E’s” was the first of its kind, and the taskforce expects to hold similar events in the future.

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Contact: Public Information Officer Casey Bates // Casey.Bates@acgov.org // (510) 919-0081

Posted on Mar 30, 2021