82-year-old Alabama woman arrested after she failed to pay the trash bill, police say

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An 82-year-old woman in Alabama was arrested this week after failing to pay her delinquent trash bill, authorities said.

Martha Louis Menefield, of Valley, was arrested Sunday and then released on bond, according to a Tuesday statement from Valley Police Chief Mike Reynolds that was posted on the city’s Facebook page.

Menefield was issued a citation in August by city code enforcement officers in Valley, about 80 miles northeast of Montgomery, for failing to pay for trash services in the months of June, July and August.

Code enforcement officers tried to call Menefield several times and attempted to contact her at her home, the statement said.

“When contact could not be made, a door hanger was left at her residence," the statement said. "The hanger contained information on the reason for the visit and a name and contact phone number for her to call. The citation advised Ms. Menefield that she was to appear in court on September 7, 2022, in reference to this case."

When Menefield failed to appear in court, a warrant for “Failure to Pay-Trash” was issued, the statement said.... (Read more)