Photo Gallery | Tuolumne River clean-up in Modesto, March 29, 2012
MODESTO, CA – Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department deputies, rural crime detectives and officers with the California Department of Fish and Game conducted a clean-up project along the Tuolumne River Thursday morning. Trash thrown along the riverbed and into the water had accumulated to the point that it looked like a landfill.
in addition, approximately 10 inmates currently assigned to the sheriff’s office Alternative Work Program helped pick up the trash and fill a large trash container.
Inmates found grocery store carts, mattresses, trash and a syringe.
The sheriff's crime reduction team asked for the community to help report illegal dumping to avoid contamination of local rivers.
Anyone with information about illegal dumping can contact the sheriff’s department at (209) 525-7114 or non-emergency dispatch at (209) 552-2468. Callers can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at http://www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.
Information submitted by sheriff's Sgt. Anthony Bejaran