APRIL 8, 2010

Picnic tables vandalized at Dworshak Reservoir Canyon Creek campground

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers need help obtaining information about picnic tables that were vandalized at Canyon Creek campground on the Dworshak Reservoir.

    A picnic table was half-burned and completely destroyed at campsite number one, and another table is missing from campsite two. In addition, a bulletin board kiosk roof was damaged, and a broken truck window along with mailboxes and other trash were left in the vandal’s fire pit.

    Dworshak rangers would like to remind the public about the Corps Watch program—a crime-watch style deterrence program aimed at protecting U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assets. Each year, millions of dollars in federal property are lost due to vandalism, larceny, arson, and environmental and cultural degradation. To help fight these crimes and reduce operations and maintenance costs, the Corps received congressional authority to offer cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of individuals causing damage to Corps property.

    Witnesses or others with information about the Canyon Creek vandalism are encouraged to use the toll-free number, (866) 413-7970, 24 hours a day, to report the incident. Callers can remain anonymous. This program does not replace the 911 emergency notification system.