Richmond police investigating Espee Ave. illegal dumping incident

Richmond police investigating Espee Ave. illegal dumping incident
Photo: Facebook

An illegal dumping incident in Richmond that was caught on camera is under police investigation after the image was shared on social media.

The photo of an apparent moving services company truck parked in front of a large heap of junk on Espee Avenue sparked protests from residents who have become fed up with illegal dumping in Richmond.

This particular incident occurred in front of the brand new mural at the Burnt Ramen building at 111 Espee Ave., according to a comment in the Facebook social group, Everybody’s Richmond. Espee Avenue runs parallel to the BART tracks and is known as a hot spot for illegal dumping.

Members of the Facebook group identified the truck as possibly owned by a Richmond-based hauling/moving services company.

A complaint about the illegal dumping incident has already been addressed by the Richmond Police Department’s code enforcement unit, police spokesman Lt. Felix Tan said Wednesday.

“They are going forward with the investigation,” Tan said, adding the illegal dumpers face steep fines.


  1. Clearly he isn’t an RPA member, or else they would be all over the Internet making excuses for his behavior and blaming the picture taker as if they were the wrong doers.

  2. I am surprised that a “reputable” hauler would do this dump. Espee Ave is the second Richmond dump sometimes. Come on people!

  3. I hope they are able to CONVICT them. Catching them is only part of the solution. They probably bilked some innocent homeowner out of $500 for the clean-up and trip to “the dump”, too.

    If you hire someone you don’t know to take a load to the dump, require that they return with the receipt before you pay them ANYTHING. Otherwise it just ends up on the street.

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