Man accused of dumping 600 pounds of trash

Trenton Drake White

Trenton Drake White

KINGMAN -- A Kingman man, whom detectives were seeking for allegedly illegally dumping approximately 600 pounds of garbage in the desert, was arrested on two unrelated warrants after unknowingly presenting himself to detectives while he was attending their law enforcement agency-sponsored free trash collection event.

Trenton Drake White, 20, was arrested on two misdemeanor warrants issued by Kingman Justice Court for failure to pay fines and driving on a suspended license. White was also charged with criminal littering, a class 6 felony.

On June 1, detectives from Mohave County's E.R.A.C.E. team (Environmental Rural Area Cleanup Enforcement) received an illegal dumpsite case located along a dirt road in the desert area north of Castle Rock Road and Thompson Avenue. Detectives found at least 14 large trash bags filled with miscellaneous construction and household trash, weighing in at approximately 600 pounds.

The evidence at the dumpsite and the course of their investigation led them to a possible suspect living in the Birdland area of Kingman. The detectives were unable to make contact with the suspect at that time.

On June 6, detectives were working at a free trash collection site sponsored by their law enforcement agency at Neal Butler Park when they noticed a vehicle in line for the event that was previously observed parked at the suspect's residence. Upon closer inspection the detectives were able to determine that White was behind the wheel of the parked vehicle.

Detectives contacted White and, they said, he admitted that he dumped the items in the desert a week prior.

The warrants were confirmed and White was taken into custody by the detectives without incident.

White was then turned over to an MCSO deputy for transport and booking of the warrants.

The copy of the report was forwarded to the County Attorney's Office with a class 6 felony charge of illegal dumping.