EAST SIDE Resident to appear in court over violations
The man also awaits sentencing on a previous littering charge.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Loose dogs, junk cars and an odor of feces that carried to the road from an East Side yard is what a swarm of city workers said they found at a home on Augustine Street.
Patrolman Carlos Rivera was sent to 1220 Augustine St. on Thursday to meet up with Deputy Dog Warden Dave Nelson; Lorrie Byo, Animal Charity humane investigator; and representatives from the city's zoning and health departments. Byo took photos of the property.
Rivera found several vehicles in the yard that had been red-tagged by another officer on July 21. Rivera said the owner of the property, Alan Glass, had been given time to either remove the vehicles or make them operable.
Five vehicles and a boat and trailer were towed off the property, reports show. More cars in the woods behind the house were red-tagged Thursday.
Rivera said he found trash in the yard, trash stored in the vehicles and three dogs running loose. Nelson had already removed several dogs and at least 14 puppies.
The smell of feces coming from the property carried to Cantwell Avenue, Rivera said. He found feces on the ground surrounding the house and a bucket of feces in the woods behind the house.
Glass, previously cited for failure to obtain a zoning permit, is scheduled for a hearing Monday afternoon in municipal court. On Aug. 29, he is scheduled to be sentenced for littering in another case, records show.
Rivera said he explained to Glass that he was in violation of zoning codes for the junk cars on the property. The officer said Glass "did not want to accept responsibility for the health hazard that his property has become."
The officer said Glass shouted that he was being victimized, "not his neighbors who have to smell the odors and rats coming from his home."
Rivera said there are still piles of trash and junk on the property that need to be cleaned up.