Man accused of ‘dumpster diving’


A Blossvale man is accused of violating a City of Rome ordinance by scavenging in the waste bin outside Tractor Supply on Erie Boulevard West, according to the Rome Police Department.

Police said Brett Parks, 34, was found digging through the large waste bin at Tractor Supply along Rapke Road at about 1 a.m. Sunday. Police said this was in violation of a city ordinance against such trash diving. Parks is charged with salvaging and scavenging in a waste bin and is scheduled to appear in Rome City Court, authorities stated.


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