A surveillance video that had been forwarded to the Natchitoches Police Department in reference to a citizen improperly or illegally dumping non-recyclable materials into recycle bins located near the public works facility was reviewed by authorities. The primary suspect involved was identified as Mr. Melvin Mitchell of the city who was contacted and issued a summons to appear in court for a violation of Natchitoches City Ordinance – Illegal Dumping.
The Natchitoches Police Department is urging all citizens to comply with all rules and regulations pertaining to disposal of recyclables. All future complaints shall be thoroughly investigated and violators risk potential arrest. Any citizen requesting to report an illegal dumping may contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. All calls shall be kept confidential.