Every morning I check with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant or Corporal that is going off duty to get a report. I usually get information about thefts, assaults, traffic stops, warrants served stolen vehicles, vehicle and foot pursuits and such. This morning I was informed that a deputy made a traffic stop and wrote a citation for a traffic violation. I was thinking “okay, we do that every night so what makes this one different?”
The Sergeant went on to explain that the deputy noticed that the defendant had a bunch of junk/trash in the bed of his pickup. The deputy issued the citation and went back on patrol. Later on, the deputy noticed that some junk/trash had been dumped on the side of a county road. He got out to investigate and realized that the junk/trash looked like the stuff that was in the bed of the pickup he had stopped earlier.
He hit the jackpot when he found the citation he had just written in the pile of trash.
A visit was made to the defendant at his residence. The citation was given back to him. He was given the option of cleaning up the trash or going to jail. He took the first option and went back and picked the stuff up.
Many times, the deputies dig through trash that has been dumped. They try to find anything that will identify the person that dumped the trash. If you see someone dumping trash on the Liberty County roadways please get the license number and a description of the vehicle and person. Then call the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at 936-336-4500 X 1.