Oh deer, man charged for illegally dumping deer carcass

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara reports the arrest on summonses of Paul A. Bartella, 60, of North Arlington, for illegal dumping of deer carcasses.

“I commend the Environmental, Graffiti and Vice Crimes Task Force for their diligent investigative work resulting in the identification of this illegal dumping suspect,” Director O’Hara said. “There is an appropriate process for disposing of deer remains, but dumping them in Newark is disgusting, illegal and disrespectful to our community. This absolutely will not be tolerated.”

Last night, VICE detectives charged Bartella with disposal of solid waste, transport of solid waste, dead deer tagging and transport violations for an incident at Verona Avenue near Broadway. Bartella also faces the same charges regarding incidents of illegal dumping of deer carcasses that occurred on August 3, 2021 at Chester Avenue and Riverside Avenue in Newark, and on June 24, 2021 at the 200 block of Oraton Street in Newark.

Bartella has been arrested on summonses for each incident and released.

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information about illegal dumping or any other criminal activity to call the Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.