Kane Cemetery Vandalism
On Wednesday, August 4, 2010, three local individuals who were juveniles at the time pled guilty in federal court to vandalizing the Kane Cemetery beween October 31, 2009 and November 4, 2009. The juveniles admitted to 'just horsing around' by spray painting, pushing over and breaking headstones within the cemetery. Federal Magistrate Judge Teresa McKee fined each $750, ordered to pay $2517.54 in restitution for cemetery damages, gave each 40 hours of community service, and placed each on 6 months of unsupervised probation that includes a curfew provision.
The investigation of this crime was a great example of interagency effort and cooperation that involved National Park Service Rangers, NPS Investigative Services Branch Special Agents, Bighorn County WY Sheriff's Department, Lovell WY Police Department and the Powell WY Police Department Investigation Unit.
Did You Know?
On August 1, 1867, a haying party of 25 soldiers and civilians held off the attacks of over 800 Sioux and Northern Cheyenne warriors in the hayfields 2 ½ miles northeast of Fort Smith. The outcome was a draw. The incident became known as the Hayfield Fight. More...