Ellsworth man charged with illegal dumping

Posted May 06, 2012, at 10:05 a.m.
Last modified May 06, 2012, at 6:18 p.m.

DEDHAM, Maine — Maine forest rangers have charged an Ellsworth man with littering for allegedly dumping trash in Dedham.

Rangers say that Albert Dow, Jr., 49, has been issued a summons for allegedly dumping refuse on Lily Road in the Hancock County town. Rangers say that an alert neighbor saw some suspicious activity and made note of the vehicle description and plate number, which rangers then used to track down Dow. The litter consisted of several old tires and pieces of lawn furniture.

“We are always pleased when citizens step up and provide information like this to us,” said ranger supervisor Jeff Currier. “We will use this information to do our best to track down illegal dumpers.”

If convicted, Dow faces a minimum $500 fine, costs of cleanup and potential suspension of his recreational licenses. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Ellsworth District Court in July.

To report illegal dumping, contact the Maine Forest Service at 800-750-9777 or go to the “report violations” link at maineforestservice.gov.