DC Police search for man accused of illegally dumping a thousand tires around the city

Deron McDonald (DC Police)

DC Police are looking for a man they say dumped as many as a thousand used tires in different spots around the city.

Police officers, recruits, public works employees, and Anacostia Watershed volunteers have been cleaning up the mess and hauling the tires away for proper disposal.

Police say 56-year-old Deron McDonald is responsible for dumping the tires and they are asking for help in finding him.

"It looks like he was using stolen vehicles, loading them up and dumping tires," says Police Chief Peter Newsham.

Police believe dealers sold the tires to McDonald to dispose of on the cheap, ignoring licensed disposers.

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