Kitzhaber, Hayes go to dump, police called

John Kitzhaber officially resigned as Oregon governor on Feb. 18, 2015

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee Cylvia Hayes in 2014 (KOIN 6 News/AP photo, file)
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee Cylvia Hayes in 2014 (KOIN 6 News/AP photo, file)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Workers at a Central Oregon landfill became suspicious when former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, showed up to dump some trash last week.

The suspicious workers called authorities after the first couple paid a visit last week.

Timm Schimke of the Deschutes County solid waste department tells The Bulletin that sheriff’s deputies poked through the couple’s trash for about an hour. He says it appeared they dumped old campaign signs and a mattress or box spring.

Schimke says the couple arrived in two vehicles and stayed for two or three minutes.

He told KOIN 6 News, “It looked like someone was cleaning out their garage to me. There was a mattress and a box spring. It didn’t look nefarious. It was people dumping garbage.”

KOIN 6 News contributed to this report.

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