Tulsa County Sheriff's Office looking to address growing dump sites on Cincinnati Hill

Posted at 4:49 PM, Dec 01, 2017

TURLEY, Okla. -- Dump sites are growing across Cincinnati Hill.

Residents said they've watched piles grow for years without an end in site.

"It's like no man's land in between Turley and Sperry... everybody thinks it's somebody else's problem and they want to pass the buck," Laura Cameron said.

Cameron has called deputies dozens of times over the years. Now the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office has added cameras and patrols, and within two weeks they've already seen multiple offenders.

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On Friday one man turned himself in. Cameron hopes there will be repercussions as this becomes a safety concern.

"All of a sudden it's day after day after day. You'll come home at night and there'll be a couch right in the middle of the road. You don't see it until you're right in front of it," she said.

Neighbors say they've seen everything abandoned from burning cars to litters of puppies.

"They'll steal these cars and then drive them back in the hill and start them on fire which actually starts the whole hillside on fire because it's so dry," Cameron said.

For some this is more than just a dump. It could mean a lifestyle change.

"I have seriously considered moving because of this. The people who bought a property at the end which is beautiful... they're in the middle of building and she's considering halting the whole job," Camerson said.

The suspect who turned himself in is having his information forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for possible charges. The misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of $400 to $1,000 and up to 30 days in jail.

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