Newark, NJ--Two brothers who were observed dumping a toilet in Newark's North Ward by the members of the city's Illegal Dumping Task Force were arrested late Monday, police said.

Luis Santander, 35, of Irvington, and Marlon Santander, 33, of Newark, were observed dumping debris by members of the the task force in the area of McCarter Highway and Verona Street in Newark at 10 p.m. Monday.

Both men were seen throwing trash from the bed of a white pickup truck onto the ground, including a ceramic toilet--which shattered when it struck the pavement--along with several large plastic trash bags filled with construction and household debris.

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Detectives arrested both men without incident.

Both brothers are charged with illegal dumping and illegal transport of solid waste.

The pickup truck was towed and is subject to forfeiture depending on the disposition of the case.

Ambrose urges anyone with information about incidents of illegal dumping within the City of Newark to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division’s website at: or through the city's Smartphone App available at iTunes or on Google Play. Search Newark Police Division to download the App.