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Man sentenced for leaving junky RVs on Portland streets

March 6, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who dumped nearly a dozen dilapidated RVs on Portland streets has been sentenced to 25 days in jail.

Multnomah County Judge Gregory Silver on Monday also ordered John Maher to perform community service and reimburse the city $7,500 for hauling away and dismantling the junk heaps.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports this represented a rare criminal prosecution of people who contribute to Portland’s derelict RV problem. The number of RVs involved made this an extreme case.

Maher left the vehicles on North Portland streets. Investigators say opportunists stripped some of them of their wheels or aluminum siding. One caught fire, and garbage and intravenous needles began to accumulate around many them.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com

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