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For Your Viewing Enjoyment, and At Your Expense!
By Jerry Cegelske


September 21, 2007
Friday AM

I received a message from a North end resident who told me about an abandoned car in the ditch out North. When I returned the call I was told that the car had been removed but a truck had been dropped off at the pull out just before Second Waterfall. This morning I went out to look at it and take pictures of it. As you can see it was burned, but not where it was found, as the tree leaves show no evidence of being burned and there was no broken glass anywhere.

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The burned junk truck at Second Waterfall.

Some kid probably had it as there were three odd seat frames in the cab, not the standard bench seat or bucket seats.

I took the camera into the local Ford dealer and asked them to help me with a problem. I showed them the pictures of the truck and one of the first things I was told was that they could have used the nose of the truck as they needed one for a snowplow! Since they weren't able to assist me with the question I had, I sent an e-mail to the Ford Motor Company, explaining the situation and what my problem was. Hopefully they will have an answer to me within a few days. If the answer is positive, I'll have to put my coveralls on and crawl around in the burned truck to gain the information I need. Then the junker will become a very big problem for some individual. They have until then to remove it or it will be a $200.00/ day problem. It may also become a problem for someone else under the Borough Codes but if all goes well, it won't be your problem as the owner will remove it, with or without citations.

Jerry Cegelske
Ketchikan Code Enforcement Officer
Ketchikan, AK

Received September 18, 2007 - Published September 21, 2007


Front view, note trees are not burned and lack of broken glass.

Trash left in the vehicle for you to take care of, including batteries, the kitchen sink, power washer wand, blue and brown tarps and other junk.



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