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Sheriff’s Office Seeking Clues to Environmental Crime

Ink Dumped at Two Locations

(Bel Air, Md. – June 15, 2006) — Harford County Sheriff’s Deputies are seeking information regarding the person or persons responsible for the illegal dumping of gallons of ink. Between October 20, and November 10, 2005, more than 45, five gallon drums of ink and three drums of lead paint remover were dumped in two separate areas of the county.

Various colored ink was found on the parking lot of Mountain Road Park located in the 2000 block of Singer Road in the Joppa area of Harford County. Fourteen five gallon drums of ink and two 30 gallon drums of ink were dumped along the east corner of the parking lot. There was no spillage or leakage from any of the drums.

In a separate but related incident, 30 five gallon containers of ink and three, five gallon containers of lead paint remover were illegally dumped along Harmony Church Road near Deer Creek near U. S. military property. Once again, there was no leakage or spillage from the containers.

The containers were identical to those dumped at the Mountain Road Park site. The product was manufactured by the Huber-Gruppe Company in Germany and was distributed from Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Environmental Crimes Unit of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding the person or persons responsible for the illegal dumping to contact deputies at 410-638-4903. Additionally, Harford County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for dumping the containers. Tipster must call the 24-hour tip-line at 1-888-540-TIPS to be eligible for the reward. All information will be kept strictly confidential.