Man caught on camera illegally dumping trash in Northland turns himself in, cleans up mess

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City’s illegal dumping investigator said the Northland dumper whom FOX4 showed photos of Tuesday called the city’s illegal dumping hotline and turned himself in.

Alan Ashurst said the suspect also returned to the scene of the crimes and cleaned up his mess.

According to Ashurst, the suspect will still receive three municipal citations that carry an average fine of $750 apiece.

The suspect was caught on camera spreading his filth in the Northland near North Mersington Avenue and I-435.

A spokesperson for the city of Kansas City said this individual has allegedly illegally dumped three times at 12201 N. Mersington Ave., has no front license plate and investigators can’t get a good look at the rear plate.

Surveillance photos showed the young man unloading furniture, carpeting and other garbage on three separate occasions. Each time he arrived in a bright blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.

A spokesperson for the city of Kansas City said this individual has allegedly illegally dumped three times at 12201 N. Mersington Ave., has no front license plate and investigators can’t get a good look at the rear plate.

Ashurst told FOX4 on Tuesday that the city would have picked up all the dumped trash for free. All it takes is a phone call to set up a bulk item pickup.

A spokesperson for the city of Kansas City said this individual has allegedly illegally dumped three times at 12201 N. Mersington Ave., has no front license plate and investigators can’t get a good look at the rear plate.