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Waukegan man arrested for dumping debris

Juan Gonzalez 33 2600 block Varonen St. Waukegan.charged with illegal dumping for Nov. 7 incident. He was also charged with

Juan Gonzalez, 33, of the 2600 block of Varonen St., Waukegan.charged with illegal dumping for the Nov. 7 incident. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and he had an outstanding warrant for contempt of court-dead beat parent, police said.

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Updated: January 11, 2014 6:22AM



People dumping construction debris and other items because they want to save the cost of disposal in the city of Waukegan is a chronic problem.

But last week an alleged fly dumper was caught by police after they were able to identify him through the construction debris he allegedly dumped near the bike path at the deadend of Dickinson Street, just east of Lorraine Street.

The Waukegan Police Neighborhood Policing Unit were contacted about the debris, which included dry wall, a bathroom vanity, and other unidentified construction debris, by the Public Works Department. A month-long investigation led to Juan Gonzalez, 33, of the 2600 block of Varonen Street, Waukegan.

“Illegal dumping is a chronic city-wide problem. Unscrupulous contractors will dump materials throughout the City of Waukegan, instead of paying for proper disposal,” said Police Chief Wayne Wallace.

Gonzalez was arrested Dec. 6 and charged with illegal dumping for the Nov. 7 incident. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and he had an outstanding warrant for contempt of court — deadbeat parent, police said.

The Waukegan Police Department wants residents to report any illegal dumping by calling (847) 599-2608. In addition, the department warns residents who have remodeling projects underway to make sure the contractor practices responsible disposal of materials.



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