Vandalism on the rise – BLM offers reward
Apr 20, 2005 | 1419 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Moab-area campgrounds have been the target of two recent “hate graffiti” incidents, including the painting of a swastika above the Moonflower petroglyph site along Kane Creek Road, and an inundation of racist symbolism near Sand Flats just last weekend.

According to the Moab Field office of the Bureau of land Management, the incidents are being investigated as hate crimes. The Moonflower incident happened just before Easter, but last weekend’s proliferation included 14 swastikas, three “666s,” and two racial slurs, written in wood charcoal.

The BLM, in cooperation with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s office, is offering a reward for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for the vandalism. In addition, the sheriff’s office and the BLM are seeking information regarding a vehicle that drove over an unoccupied tent at Gold Bar Campground on March 24.

All information regarding these incidents will be kept confidential. Any information may be called in to 800-722-6998, or to the BLM law enforcement in Moab at 259-2109, or 259-2131.

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