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Residents tired of illegal dumping in nearby alley

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Suspects caught on camera illegally dumping in alley (Credit: Micah Hainline). Suspects caught on camera illegally dumping in alley (Credit: Micah Hainline).
An alley between Maple and Vernon Avenues is littered with tires, wooden boards, bricks and concrete blocks (Credit: KMOV). An alley between Maple and Vernon Avenues is littered with tires, wooden boards, bricks and concrete blocks (Credit: KMOV).

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – An alley between Maple and Vernon Avenues is littered with tires, wooden boards, bricks and concrete blocks.   

Micah Hainline’s home security cameras caught people illegally dumping, and he wants it to stop.

“It's very demoralizing. It's frustrating. I think people feel like this is a neighborhood that no one cares about. That no one will do anything,” said Hainline.

Hainline said he and his neighbors in the academy neighborhood love their block.

“About 12 blocks right around this neighborhood is what we fell in love with; talked to the people, walked the streets and found that there was a lot of great people really committed to the neighborhood,” said Hainline.

That is why Hainline said he couldn't sit quiet and continue watching his neighborhood turn into someone else's landfill. He reached out to the Citizen's Service Bureau for help.

“The neighborhood stabilization team, I was directed to talk to them by the citizens service bureau and haven't heard back from them yet,” said Hainline.

News 4 reached out to city officials on his behalf to find out what's being done to help with the problem. A city spokesperson said police have an open investigation in that area concerning illegal dumping. City officials are asking everyone, if you see someone dumping illegally, call 911. 

“I've spent many hours over the weekends with a wheelbarrow and a shovel just shoveling up gravel and trash and dirt and stuff that's been dumped. I rather not spend my life doing that,” said Hainline.

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