Moldy mobile home dumped outside Echo Shaw Elementary
Washington County sheriff's deputies are searching for the culprit behind the apparent abandonment of half of a double-wide mobile home in the parking lot of an elementary school in Cornelius.
A pickup truck reportedly drove into the parking lot of Echo Shaw Elementary School towing the mobile home behind it, then left it behind, on Saturday, Sept. 15. Neighbors reported the incident to the Sheriff's Office, which provides police services in Cornelius.
The mobile home has mold inside and is considered a hazard, the Sheriff's Office said in a statement. The Cornelius Fire Department inspected a number of barrels inside the structure to determine whether they contained any hazardous material, but the fire department concluded they were empty, it stated on Facebook.
As of Saturday evening, deputies were working to have the mobile home removed from school property.
The Cornelius Fire Department said that video of the incident showed the truck that left the mobile home in the Echo Shaw parking lot to be a Dodge 2500 pickup. The truck is white in color, the Sheriff's Office stated.
Anyone with information on the incident or who may have been involved is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify that the structure reportedly abandoned outside Echo Shaw Elementary School was one-half of a double-wide mobile home, not the entire unit.
By Mark Miller
Editor, Forest Grove News-Times
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