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Red Rock gateway sign vandalized, reward being offered

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Posted at 12:52 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 16:22:33-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Authorities are asking for help finding those responsible for the alleged vandalism of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area entry sign.

According to the Bureau of Land Management, someone used black paint to graffiti the sandstone gateway sign marking the entrance to the conservation area on Aug. 13.

The agency says the graffiti has been removed and BLM law enforcement is investigating the crime.

A reward of up to $5,000 is offered by the Friends of Red Rock Canyon to those who provide information that leads to the conviction of the suspect or suspects, the BLM says.

“This was a heartbreaking and infuriating way for visitors to Red Rock to be welcomed,” said Catrina Williams, the field manager for the Red Rock/Sloan field office, in a press release.

“Our hope is that the reward will increase the chance of conviction for this crime,” she added.

Anyone with information can call 702-515-5366.

Tips can remain anonymous, the BLM says.