Dumping Your Car in Eureka? EPD Is Going to Track You Down
Press release from Eureka Police:
The Eureka Police Department has received reliable information that people are deliberately dumping their junk, project, or crashed vehicles on public streets knowing the volunteer abatement team will address the issue and remove the vehicle.
Dumping vehicles on city streets will not be tolerated and is a violation of both the Eureka Municipal Code and the California Vehicle Code and punishable by a fine. The California Vehicle Code states the abandonment of any vehicle will be presumed to have been conducted by the last registered owner of record.
Additionally, the abatement team responds regularly to the street in front of John’s Used Cars and Wreckers for cars that have been dumped. While this is a dismantling center, it is not a free dump zone for your vehicles. There are proper ways to dispose of a vehicle and a local dismantler can help you with ensuring proper procedures are followed.
In an effort to curb this trend, the Eureka Police Department is going to actively follow-up with the registered owner of abandoned vehicles and seek out charges or fines for the removal.
The Eureka Police Department is committed to making Eureka a better city, a cleaner city, a city that we all can be proud of. We ask that you continue to call in all suspicious behavior. If you know who owned or dumped a vehicle, report it. (707) 268-5232 is the Eureka Police Volunteer Abatement line or (707) 441-4044 for non-emergency dispatch.