- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 7, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 20-year-old Wasilla man has been fined for dumping roofing material and other trash in a state game refuge.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says Ian Beall pleaded guilty Dec. 22 to illegal dumping in Goose Bay State Game Refuge southwest of Wasilla.

Beall was also ordered to complete 20 hours of community service by picking up trash in the Goose Bay and Palmer Hay Flats state game refuges.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers investigated Beale in early November.

The department says the refuge’s road entrance for decades was the site of illegal dumping, vandalism and vehicle-burning.

The department has spent more than $100,000 on improvements and trash removal with help from the Alaska National Guard and volunteers.

More than 100 tons of trash have been removed since 2010.

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