Sunday, April 21, 2013

Suspects sought in park vandalism case

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Pueblo Crime Stoppers are looking for information regarding vandalism that caused $10,000 in damages at Lake Pueblo State Park.

Sometime between 11 p.m. Thursday, April 11 and 5 a.m. Friday, April 12, multiple 9mm rounds were fired into the north and east entrance stations. An electronic message sign was also shot and two outhouse structures on park property were vandalized and damaged.

"We believe somewhere between 25 - 30 rounds were fired into the buildings," said Park Manager Brad Henley. "Luckily, no one was in them at the time."

Investigators collected shell casing and recovered multiple bullets. There was extensive damage to windows, signs, and the interior and exterior finishes of the buildings.

Initial damages estimates were $4,000 but Park officials discovered the cost to repair the electronic variable message sign was over $7,000 alone.

If you have any information about this crime, or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-7867 or submit a Web Tip at You do not have to give your name. If your tip leads to a felony arrest, Pueblo Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $2,000 and you can remain anonymous.


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