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Barnstable Police Catch Alleged Illegal Dumper

Police caught on tape a Hyannis landscape company owner dumping on Mary Dunn Road. He faces charges for illegal dumping.

The ongoing trashing of Barnstable has been a concern of the Barnstable Police Department for the last several years. Recently, police have picked up efforts to catch illegal dumpers in the Fresh Holes area and on Mary Dunn Road.

Police made headway in its efforts to curb illegal dumping with the use of surveillance in these areas and summonsed a local landscaper for illegal dumping.

Mary Dunn Road, comprised of wooded hiking trails and watershed properties, has become a dumping ground for construction materials and trash.

The recent summons is for dumping on Mary Dunn Road in Barnstable Village.

On Friday, police summonsed Darkys Marichal, 39, of Hyannis and owner of Marichal Landscaping. Along with facing criminal charges for illegal dumping, Marichal is allegedly responsible for cleaning the construction material they disposed of on Mary Dunn Road, police said. 

"Over the past several years the quality of life issue, illegal dumping of household trash as well as construction debris has been a main topic when speaking with members of our community," Detective Kevin Connolly said.

The Barnstable Police Department, in conjunction with the Town of Barnstable Highway Department and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Work Crews, has done several cleanup projects on Marry Dunn Road over the past several years.

The most recent cleanup was January 26 and not more than three weeks later the surveillance system in place captured a Marichal Landscaping truck and trailer disposing of construction materials by an old pump house, right across the street from a protected water supply, police said.

Officer Bulman conducted an investigation that lead to charges being filed against Marichal.

"The Barnstable Police hope that this case leads as an example to anyone else who chooses to try and illegally dispose of household trash or construction debris in our community," police said. "We are working diligently to keep Barnstable clean and beautiful for future generations and anyone who violates these laws will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

Paul Marcus Earle February 13, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Kudos to the Barnstable Police!
Jeff M February 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM
The BPD has been great about picking up all kinds of trash lately. Go, BPD!!!!
B. Rogers February 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Yes ! definitely a high five to the Barnstable Police! this issue will only get worse when the town follows in Sandwich's footsteps and implements the "Pay As You Go"system at the town landfill. I fear they will need an entire tactical force to keep up with the illegal dumping that will be happening when people will resist having to recycle or pay for the bags they will be forced to use in order to dispose of their trash. I suggest they start looking now, for funding such as grants to purchase more nighttime cameras. They are going to need them !!
David Whitmon February 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Excellent. Nail em to the wall.
Jim Cook February 21, 2012 at 04:48 PM
They should make this guy clean up all of the trash and waste in that area. Not only what he dumped. He said it was an employee that did this without his knowledge. Still his company and his responsibility. i say it probably is not the first time his company did this.

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