Police seek help to find Champion dumper


CHAMPION, Ohio (WKBN) – Bags and boxes of trash, rotten food and even tables, toys and an old computer were dumped Friday on an access road off Shaffer Road in Champion Township just south of the bike trail.

Bruce Crawford’s relatives own the property.

“Completely full truck. I don’t know how many yards it would be, maybe 25 yards,” Crawford said.

What the person who dumped the trash didn’t know was that Crawford’s nephew was hunting rabbit nearby.

“I just watched them dump a whole bed of trash right on the path,” Crawford said.

He took video of the truck leaving the area and captured a still picture of the white truck with a red dump bed with a ladder on the side. It also has lettering on the door.

Champion police were called to investigate.

“We have a few leads. There is some paperwork and things that were in the piles that we were able to trace back,” Champion Police Chief Christopher Redick said.

Mail found in the garbage came back to a vacant home on Raglan Drive in Howland.

Police are tracking down the person who owns the house. Judging by the amount of garbage, Crawford believes someone was trying to save a few bucks.

“Cause they could have taken it downtown and dumped it at the dispoal and it would have cost them $200 bucks. This just saved them $200,” Crawford said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Champion Township Police at 330-675-2730.

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