Illegal dumper turns self in, cleans up mess

Posted at 9:20 AM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 09:46:29-04

UPDATE, 10/17 | The man sought by investigators has turned himself in, city officials said Wednesday morning.

A city spokesman said the man called the city's dump hotline and identified himself. 

The spokesman also said the man returned to the site and cleaned up the mess.

EARLIER | KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Investigators with the Kansas City, Missouri illegal dumping department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a serial dumper.

A city spokesperson said the dumper has visited the same site, 12201 N. Mersington Ave. three times: Aug. 27, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12.

Each time, the dumper’s car didn’t have any front license plate, and surveillance equipment wasn’t able to capture the rear license plate.

Investigators are looking for a man possibly wearing a Mizzou hoodie, driving a blue Toyota pick-up truck with a Missouri license plate on the back but no plate visible on the front.

Anyone with information about the man can call the city's illegal dumping hotline at (816) 513-DUMP.