CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (KTLA) — The search for Orange County’s dirty diaper dumper may be over.
Used adult diapers first began appearing along a stretch of East Coast Highway between Cameo Highlands Drive and Morning Canyon Road in the summer of 2011.
In December 2011, there were at least three separate occasions where the diapers littered the roadway, causing cyclists to swerve to avoid them before city crews were able to remove them.
One local resident reports having seen a dirty mess after a December dump, with 6-10 diapers spread onto the westbound lanes of the highway between Cameo Highlands Drive and Morning Canyon Road.
Drivers would see the bags of between four and 12 diapers a few times a week, sometimes running over them to create even more of a mess, Laguna Beach Capt. Jason Kravetz said in a press release.
On Monday, detectives were setting up surveillance along North Coast Highway when they came across bags of diapers that appeared to have been recently abandoned, the release said.