North Dundas landfill employee charged in landfill break-in

WINCHESTER — A worker at the Boyne Road landfill site has been charged in connection with an after-hours break-in at the facility this summer.

The man remains a Township of North Dundas employee while his case goes through the legal system, though he is currently prohibited from returning to the landfill site, Waste Management Director Doug Froats confirmed for Nation Valley News.

Froats said the accused individual had been off on sick leave from his position at the dump when someone broke into the facility’s main building on a single date in July.  A quantity of money was taken from the cash “float” previously kept inside the structure, the director said.

SD&G OPP Const. Eric Ranger reports that Shane Corey Reid Hill was arrested in connection with the incident and is charged with break and enter as well as theft under $5,000. He is due Sept. 4 in Morrisburg court.

Froats noted that the accused is “innocent until proven guilty.”

He also said the charges against Hill are unrelated to  earlier break-ins at the landfill site. In that case, two men have been charged with taking recyclable battery cores — which do have value — from the dump’s recycling centre in May and June.

The township upgraded its security camera system at the landfill earlier this year.

 

Scroll down to share this article. Scroll down to search nationvalleynews.com. Scroll down to comment.