Dozens cited, arrests made, greater than 50 automobiles recovered from unlawful dumping in East Oakland – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – After an illegal raid on dumps over the weekend, dozens of charges were published, three people were arrested and more than 50 vehicles were removed from the streets of East Oakland.

District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said the Alameda County’s Task Force Illegal Dumping (ACID) operation took place on Saturday involving members of the environmental crime division of the prosecutor’s office, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputies, Oakland Police and participated in the Oakland Public Works.

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“I am very proud of my staff and the efforts of the ACID Task Force to make our community a cleaner and safer place,” said O’Malley in a statement.

Illegally disposed of items were discovered in a raid in East Oakland on March 27, 2021. (Alameda County District Attorney’s Office)

The authorities issued at least 33 illegal quotes from dumping, including two cases allegedly involving dumping during the operation. Prosecutors told KPIX 5 that officials from the Public Works Department saw a company illegally dumped near their facility. In another incident, a parishioner gave prosecution inspectors a tip that someone was illegally dumping dirt off a truck.

Arrests were also made. The officers issued two arrest warrants for illegal garbage disposal and the suspects have been brought to court, prosecutors said. Oakland Police also arrested a suspect on charges of stealing stolen property.

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The names of the suspects were not immediately disclosed.

Prosecutors said that during Operation 58 abandoned, inoperative, or unregistered vehicles were removed from the city’s streets and properties and two stolen vehicles were found.

Vehicle found during an illegal dump in East Oakland on March 27, 2021.  (Alameda County District Attorney's Office)

Vehicle found during an illegal dump in East Oakland on March 27, 2021. (Alameda County District Attorney’s Office)

The task force also joined a cleanup run every weekend by Councilor Noel Gallo to pick up trash in the neighborhood.

“Illegal dumping knows no borders,” said supervisor Nate Miley, who heads the ACID task force.

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The task force is planning further events in the future, the prosecutor said.

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