KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona detectives holding a free trash collection event got more than just garbage. They also got their man.
The Kingman Daily Miner reports Sunday that detectives working at the June 6 event in Kingman spotted a familiar vehicle in line.
Authorities say they saw the same vehicle five days earlier at the home of 20-year-old Trenton Drake White, who is suspected of illegal dumping.
They say White allegedly dumped 600 pounds of construction and household trash in the desert.
Detectives approached White. They said he admitted dumping the items.
He was arrested on two unrelated misdemeanor warrants for failure to pay fines and driving on a suspended license.
But he now also faces a felony charge of illegal dumping.
The Mohave County Attorney’s Office will review the case.