A 44-year-old Owings Mills man was arrested and charged last week in connection with the illegal dumping of more than 100 pounds of construction debris in Upton, officials said yesterday.
Tommy Ray Whitehead was arrested Wednesday while at District Court on Patapsco Avenue for another illegal dumping case, city officials said. In the most recent case, police have accused Whitehead of dumping debris in a community garden in the 1200 block of Shields Place.
The Sun reported last month that a huge pile of debris - including a brown house door, insulation resembling pink cotton candy and planks of wood and bricks - was left in a grassy alleyway on Shields Place that had been converted into a community garden. Residents of the West Baltimore community said the site has been a dumping ground by contractors for years.
Mayor Sheila Dixon announced the arrest yesterday. A spokesman for Dixon, Anthony W. McCarthy, said the mayor will release more details tomorrow.