NEWARK, NJ - An Edison man has been arrested on charges of illegal dumping Tuesday night.

Shortly before midnight, police patrolling the 500-block of South Orange Avenue in Newark Tuesday observed a red pickup truck parked on the sidewalk, according to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose. The driver was seen outside the truck discarding debris, including drywall, sheet rock and wooden window frames onto the ground.

Nabeel Chihadeh, 47, of Edison, was placed under arrest, according to Ambrose, and was charged with illegal dumping and illegal transport of solid waste. The vehicle used to transport the dumped materials was towed and is subject to seizure by forfeiture.