Hundreds of tires remain on Detroit's east side

(WXYZ) - The 7 Action News team first exposed tires illegally dumped near Gratiot Avenue on Detroit's east side.

Near the intersection of Mapleridge and Chalmers, someone has been leaving them at all all hours.

Last week, the city came out and assessed the situation. Neighbors pulled together and removed countless tires from homes and took them out to the curb for the city to pick up and haul away. They kept their word and removed them.

But now, we can see hundreds of tires still remain inside at least half a dozen homes and also in their backyards. Again, the city is urging for the community to rally to bring them all outside to the curb for another pickup.

Also, sources say the area is under surveillance. Police will prosecute anyone caught dumping tires illegally. 

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