Was a Detroit resident charging people to illegally dump trash on city’s land? Police investigating

Mess has been cleaned up

Tonight Help Me Hank working with the city to clean up blight and track down illegal dumpers.Tonight though we’ve learned this illegal dumping story has a very unusual twist one that has now launched a police investigation.Detroit’s consumer investigator Hank Winchester is live on the west side and Hank what have you learned?

DETROIT – Help Me Hank is working with Detroit to clean up blight and track down illegal dumpers.

The latest illegal dumping story has an unusual twist and has launched a police investigation.



The mess is on Detroit’s west side and residents in the area have had enough.

Crews were out on Thursday to clean up the mess after residents called Help Me Hank for assistance.

The city believes someone in the neighborhood was actually charging people to illegally dump their garbage.


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About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.