On Saturday, the Town of Monroe Highway Department was called out to clear Forest Road after it became impassable from refuse thrown by Kiryas Joel residents. Police have impounded vehicles and persons have been arrested.
KJ community disputes turn to garbage wars
KIRYAS JOEL – Disputes among warring factions in the village of Kiryas Joel have turned to distribution of flyers and garbage littering.
Complaints came in to State Police at Monroe about political and religious flyers being distributed and strewn across roads resulting in them being littered with trash.
That escalated to garbage and regular refuse being thrown and dumped across roads in the village by pedestrians and by residents of the community tossing it out of moving vehicles, police said.
In some cases, police said trash is being set on fire, either in dumpsters or on roads. On Saturday, the Town of Monroe Highway Department was called out to clear Forest Road after he became impassable from dumped refuse.
Police have impounded vehicles and persons have been arrested or identified as being involved in unlawful activities.
In another incident, police said a resident reported on Saturday morning that persons from the community entered his property and dumped garbage throughout his home.
In recent nights over the past week, vehicle windows have been broken out and other damage has been caused to autos.
State Police are continuing to patrol the area in an effort to thwart other illicit activities.
Anyone with pertinent information about the incidents in Kiryas Joel is asked to call the Monroe State Police barracks at 845-782-8311.
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