Indiantown man dumps 600 pounds of garbage on federally owned land
Indiantown, Fla- An Indiantown man has been accused of dumping 600 pounds of garbage on federally owned lands.
He did not want to pay for proper disposal.
Julio Hernandez-Ramos of Indiantown was paid to take the garbage to the landfill. Instead, he found a wide open piece of land between SW Kanner Highway and the St. Lucie Waterway. He then dumped a truckload of furniture and household items. The hidden camera placed by Martin County Sheriff’s Office Agricultural Detectives, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officers captured everything, including Hernandez-Ramos’ truck tag.
FWC Officers notified the Martin County Sheriff’s Office in March about the constant illegal dumping. The land is owned by the Federal Government. Detectives monitored the area. Then, they worked together to strategically place a hidden game camera in hopes of identifying the person(s) responsible. Officers went back to the area and found another pile of garbage dumped on the land. When they reviewed the camera, they clearly identified the truck and the tag, which lead them to Ramos. Ramos admitted that he was paid to remove the load, but did not want to pay the landfill to properly dispose of it, so he dumped it on the land and left.