GOLDEN VALLEY—A Kingman woman is facing a felony charge after she reportedly dumped trash in the desert near the Gambi Landfill in Golden Valley.
Sandra Rendon, 53, is accused of criminal littering exceeding 300 pounds, a class 6 felony in Mohave County.
Chief of Mohave County Parks Law Enforcement Todd Davison said on Jan. 2 a witness reported to Environmental Rural Area Cleanup Enforcement (ERACE) detectives that he observed Rendon and another woman allegedly unloading a U-Haul truck full of trash in a culvert off Mineral Park Road.
During the course of the detectives’ investigation, said Davison, the truck was reportedly used by Rendon to clean out a house that had the same type of trash debris.
Furthermore, Rendon was reportedly identified by the witness as one of the suspects unloading trash at the dumpsite, Davison explained.
Detectives reportedly cleaned up 740 pounds of illegally dumped trash from the site and took it to the landfill for proper disposal.
A copy of the report was forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office with a class 6 felony charge of illegal dumping, Davison said.
Mohave County ERACE sponsors free community cleanup trash collection events in several locations around the county to help reduce illegal dumping. If you suspect illegal dumping, call ERACE directly at 928-715-0480 or call Mohave Silent Witness at 1-888-227-8780 if you observe an illegal dumping in progress.