Maine Politics

From the Piscataqua to the St. John

Friday, January 28, 2005

Have you seen this man?

Serial polluter Harry J. Smith Jr. is now one of the top fugitives on Maine's Most Wanted List. From the PPH:

Maine has good reason to want the 64-year-old junk man behind bars. His chronic disregard for environmental regulations as he stockpiled everything from calcium carbide and PCB-laden transformers to 1.6 million used tires has already cost taxpayers $5.2 million in cleanup funds.

From the Maine attorney General's Office:
Information suggests Smith may still be involved in the salvage/recycling business and frequenting the Kittery, Maine/Portsmouth, NH area motels. He may also be in contact with a former business associate and friend who works at a Portsmouth metal business.
Smith is believed to be traveling in a white Ford van with New Hampshire plates and may be crossing into New Brunswick, Canada to travel to Quebec & Nova Scotia.
There is a current active warrant on Smith out of Washington County Sheriff's Department that authorizes nationwide extradition.

The BDN has an article as well.

Visit the new Maine Politics.



<< Return to Home Page