After more vandalism at Old Quarry Trails Bandstand in Wyoming, BLM increases reward for crime information
CASPER, Wyoming – The Old Quarry Trails system gazebo set up five miles east of Newcastle, Wyoming was once again vandalized after bullet hole damage was reported in July, according to the Bureau of Land Management Newcastle Field Office.
Additional vandalism was reported by a member of the public on September 19, the BLM said in a news release Friday.
“The BLM found the glass and back panel of the kiosk destroyed, with multiple shotgun shells and .22 caliber casings left at the scene,” the press release reads. “The gazebo was damaged by gunfire this summer and was waiting to be repaired before the most recent incident.”
In light of the additional vandalism, the BLM said it is increasing a reward for information leading to the identification and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible. The BLM is now offering a $500 reward for such information, an increase from the $300 reward it announced it was offering after the initial vandalism was discovered this summer.
“Anyone with information can contact the Newcastle field office at 307-746-6600,” the BLM said.
The kiosk was installed in May.
“Its installation, along with the development of the Old Quarry Trail system, is a collaborative effort between the BLM, the Bent Sprockets Bike Club, private donors and other volunteers to provide safe and accessible recreational opportunities for the community” , the press release said. “This summer the BLM hosted crews from the Montana Conservation Corps to further develop the trails. When complete, the trail network will feature approximately 5 miles of trails with the potential for more routes in the future.