Caught on camera: Westport man illegally dumps old boat, trailer in Bridgeport

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A Westport man is accused of illegal dumping in Bridgeport. 

Police say 44-year-old Angelo Zucaro was spotted behind the wheel of his truck dumping his old boat and trailer on Newfield Avenue in the East End of the city last week. 

Two days later, police say somebody reported Zucaro to authorities and they went to his house in Westport to issue him a summons. They say Zucaro will not only be fined, put will also have his pickup truck impounded.

City Councilman Ernie Newton says with cameras everywhere in the city, it's almost impossible to get away with illegal dumping.

Mayor Joe Ganim spoke on the incident, making it clear that dumping is a crime he takes seriously. 

"You take something the size of a boat and you want to leave it on someone else's neighborhood on their street just because you don't want to pay a dumping fee? And, you're leaving it in an area…obviously you can afford to pay the fees from what little we know about the background, so you drive to another town and you dump it?” Ganim said. “I hope the courts look at the whole picture here, what we're trying to do to clean up our city to make our neighborhoods clean and safe, and support what has to be prosecution in this case."

Officials encourage anybody who spots illegal dumping to record it with their cellphone and to use the city’s anti-blight app to report it.

Police offer a $200 reward for information leading to the arrest of someone caught engaging in illegal dumping.

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