Huntingburg man arrested after illegal dumping spree

A Huntingburg man was arrested over the weekend after an illegal dumping spree.

DNR officials reported they found four separate illegal trash dumps near the Dubois and Pike county line this past May.

While searching through the trash officials found names and addresses. This led officers across three counties searching for a suspect.

After interviewing several people, officials learned that 27-year-old Andrew Masterson of Huntingburg was moving trash from a property in exchange for scrap metal.

According to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office, the property thought the trash was going to landfill. However, officials found at least 40 bags of trash illegally dumped on private property at multiple locations.

Charges were submitted to the Dubois County Prosecutor’s Office, and a warrant was issued for Masterson’s arrest.

On July 20th, the Jasper Police Department arrested Masterson on multiple active warrants.

Masterson was booked into the Dubois County Security Center on the following charges: two counts of criminal mischief, two counts of criminal trespass, two counts of operating a motor vehicle while suspended with a prior conviction, two counts of littering, and one count of hindering a Conservation Officer.

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