For Your Viewing Enjoyment,
and At Your Expense!
By Jerry Cegelske
September 21, 2007
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.
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.
Ketchikan Code Enforcement Officer
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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