ENGLEWOOD EAST, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Environmental Deputy arrested an Englewood East man for illegally dumping 320 cubic feet of construction debris, palm fronds, and household items on a vacant lot. Andres Lopez, 33, of 6166 Fredericton Street, was charged with felony Litter Law violation.
The deputy was patrolling the Englewood East area and at the end of a cul-de-sac saw a large pile of debris dumped at 12332 Utopia Court. The deputy searched through the debris and found a purchase order slip from Kimal Lumber Company in Englewood. He took it to the manager who said a man named Andres purchased a door casing but he did not know where he lived. Further investigation of CCSO records revealed Lopez was a convicted felon and had two previous bookings.
The deputy made contact with Lopez who said he removed old water damaged materials from his home and took them to the Charlotte County Mini-Transfer Station off of Gulfstream Boulevard in Englewood East. It was not open at 7 a.m. when he got there. Lopez said he needed his trailer to get materials from Home Depot and drove to the vacant lot behind the transfer station and dumped it.
Lopez was arrested and taken to the Charlotte County Jail where he posted a $2,500 bond and was released Tuesday.