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Suspects in human waste dumping plead guilty

ELMWOOD -The alleged suspects in the human sewage spilling onto a County Highway outside of Elmwood last month pled guilty earlier this month in Pierce County Circuit Court and were ordered to pay a monetary fine.

Kyle W. McRoberts, 26, pled guilty March 11 to illegal pumping of holding tank domestic wastewater creating a nuisance and traffic hazard. He was ordered to pay a $295 fine by March 10 or face seven days jail.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department received a call around 6:15 p.m., Feb. 16, of human feces on the roadway on County Highway G in the town of Spring Lake. According to Deputy Robin Kivel's report, as she drove past the steep driveway of W829 CTH G, she immediately smelled sewage and observed sewage all over the roadway.

"The sewage covered the entire eastbound lane of CTH G, approximately 2/10th of a mile long, and was slowly seeping into the westbound lane," she said.

As Kivel arrived back at the home, she said she saw a garden hose coming out of a pump near an open sewer cap. The hose stretched out across the yard and into the driveway, where the end was pointed downhill. Kivel believed raw sewage was coming out of the house, then, running down the driveway and onto the roadway.

For more please read the March 23 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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