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Reward Posted for Devils Kitchen Vandals

New Reward Monies For Information Leading To Arrest of Vandals Who Damaged Devils Kitchen Historic Shelter in Colorado National Monument

Thanks to the generosity of local McDonald’s Restaurants, new reward monies of up to $1000.00 are now being offered to anyone who provides identifying information regarding the vandals who damaged the famed historic picnic shelter late on the night of Monday, August 3, 2009.

The stone structure was built by the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1941. Many residents of the Grand Valley have family members who once served in the CCC. The community has taken this crime very personally.

Now you can help! A new direct crime tip line has been set up to enable any caller to quickly reach Colorado National Monument directly with important crime tip information.

Anyone who has information on this crime or any crime at Colorado National Monument is urged to call 970 -712-2798. Callers may remain anonymous.

A series of 12 photos of the probable suspects is available below. The photos include pictures of three different individuals on bikes. One suspect is easily seen close up on the photos with a face shot and profile shot. A second suspect is seated at a distance on a different low rider bike and one shot shows this individual walking. A third is seen on a bike but not very clearly in the final picture #12. Please look carefully at the bikes, equipment, clothing, body types, and facial features.

While these men are not the typical bicyclists who ride Rim Rock Drive, the monument asks all in the bicycling community — road, mountain, and BMX — to look at these photos to help us solve this crime.

In order to receive reward monies, information must lead to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the wanted suspects.

Help protect Colorado National Monument by providing the names of the individuals seen in these surveillance photos by calling the direct tip line at 970-712-2798.

 
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Did You Know?

Raven

The common raven displays abilities to play and problem solve rare among animals. This member of the crow family is also very vocal, using a variety of sounds for communication. Perhaps because of these qualities, ravens have achieved a certain stature in both European and American Indian folklore.