Park offers reward to stop crime
Contact: Vickie Carson, 270-758-2192
Do you have information that could help stop a crime in Mammoth Cave National Park? Park rangers have set up a program that can reward up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that will lead to a successful prosecution.
"Our law enforcement rangers face the same crimes that city and county officers do," said Superintendent Patrick Reed. "We are asking our neighbors' to help us keep Mammoth Cave a safe place by reporting any kind of illegal or suspicious activity."
"Every year we find marijuana plots in the park," said Ranger David Alexander, one of the park law enforcement officers. "We need the community's help in tracking down the growers. The same drugs being produced inside the park, and criminals we deal with are the same ones showing-up in the schools and on the streets in the surrounding communities. Even the slightest tip could be an asset to help us with a case we are already working on."
To contact Ranger Alexander, call 270-758-2122 or 270-646-7241. Information provided will be kept in strictest confidence and those calling may choose to remain anonymous.
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Did You Know?
The grease-oil lamp was used to illuminate Mammoth Cave for more than a century. Designed after New England whale-oil lanterns, these lamps used cooking grease to light the way.