Joint Investigation Leads to Illegal Dumping Arrest
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major David C. Candelaria
Troop L Commander
The New York State Police, working in conjunction with the Central Pine Barrens Commission’s Compliance and Enforcement Division, have charged a Middle Island man with dumping hundreds of bottles of expired energy drinks in a patch of protected woods in Northampton just east of County Road 51.
Jon R. Savitt, age 46, was charged with a misdemeanor count of Littering on Public Property, a violation of Southampton Town Code 211-2A, and also with violating Suffolk County Code 822-11a, Operation of a Vehicle Off-Road on Public Property. He is due in Southampton Town Justice Court on December 8.
The charges were filed after Compliance and Enforcement Division surveillance camera footage was turned over to the State Police in Riverside for further investigation. Troopers then located and obtained an admission from Mr. Savitt, that he illegally dumped the materials on September 15.
“These charges demonstrate clearly that the Central Pine Barrens Commission’s Compliance and Enforcement Division, in partnership with other law enforcement agencies, is determined to stop illegal dumping in the beautiful and pristine Central Pine Barrens region,” said Tim Huss, Compliance and Enforcement Coordinator. “We cannot thank the State Police enough for their quick and thorough action on this case.”