Rounded up: DC police arrest Va. man accused of dumping 1,000 tires

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WASHINGTON — An Alexandria, Virginia, man has been arrested on charges of illegal dumping of some 1,000 tires in D.C.

Fifty-six-year-old Deron Winston McDonald was arrested Wednesday. Police said that on Nov. 6, McDonald dumped the tires on the 4000 block of E Street SE near Fort Circle Park.

NBC Washington reports that the team that tracked and identified McDonald is known as the Dump Busters; it’s the Environmental Crimes Unit of D.C. police.

Sources told NBC Washington that the suspect may have stolen a rental truck and used it to collect tires from shops that paid him.

Below is the area where police said the tires were found.

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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