Vandals, illegal trash dumpers target Yona

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Taga'chang beach has recently been targeted by vandals and people looking to illegally dump their trash. (File photo from the Office of Sen. Amanda Shelton)

Yona Mayor Bill Quenga says that the village has had a problem with vandals and illegal dumping.

He spoke with Newstalk K57’s Patti Arroyo about it Monday morning.

Quenga said that Taga’chang beach has recently been targeted by vandals and people looking to illegally dump their trash.

He said they typically strike late at night or early in the morning.

Quenga said that they can’t lock the area down because that would interrupt access for residents who live in the area.

Along with Taga’chang beach, he said Ylig bridge is another area where people illegally dump garbage.

He said that he’s been working on various approaches to reduce the amount of illegal activity as well as catch people in the act.

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“Every now and then I go down and I talk to the people who are there. Since I’ve been doing that, it’s actually kind of been slowing down..with the vandalism and the dumping of trash,” Quenga said.

He added: “I was planning on getting these cameras online for hunting. That way we can go over and look for the people who are illegally dumping.”

Quenga asked the public to call his office if they witnessed anyone vandalizing or illegally dumping in the area.

You can also call the mayor directly…at 489-5514.

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