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Man Charged With Dumping 'Hazardous Materials' In Gary

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A man has been charged with dumping hazardous materials last month in northwest Indiana.

Refugio Martinez, 60, of Griffith, Indiana, was charged Monday with criminal recklessness, according to a statement from Gary police.

The charge stemmed from a Nov. 17 incident in which he dumped "items classified as containing hazardous materials" in the 7100 block of West Ninth Avenue, police said.

Anyone with information about the dumping incident is asked to call Gary Police Det. Sgt. Brian Farrow at (219) 881-7420.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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