Friends of Red Rock Canyon Offer up to Anti-Graffiti $3,000 Reward

We’re tired of graffiti ruining Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

We’re tired of having our volunteers hauling the water, chemicals and the tools needed to remove these disgusting eyesores.

We’re tired of spending money that could be used to bring children to the Rock for educational field trips.

Friends will be offering up to a  $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone defacing Red Rock Canyon.

Definition: Graffiti, form of visual communication, usually illegal, involving the unauthorized marking of public space by an individual or group. Writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place.

Vandalism of public lands and natural resources is illegal under federal law, and the potential penalties for someone who is convicted of class A misdemeanor vandalism include a fine of up to $100,000, or up to one year in jail.

REPORT GRAFFITI TO preserve@friendsofredrockcanyon.org

Anti-Graffiti Program Terms and Conditions

  1. The tip must come through the Friends of Red Rock Canyon Anti-Graffiti program by phone, email or text message and must lead to the arrest and conviction in a misdemeanor or felony crime of graffiti within Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
  2. The determination regarding the classification of misdemeanor or felony crimes will be based on the actual charge filed against the individual(s) based on the jurisdiction in which the charges are filed. Classification of misdemeanor or felony warrants is based on the actual warrant for arrest issued by the originating agency.
  3. The Friends of Red Rock Canyon Board may determine to pay a reward on specific misdemeanor crimes under unique circumstances and where the best interest of Anti-Graffiti program may be served.
  4. Rewards of up to $3,000 are paid for information leading to the arrest and conviction in misdemeanor or felony graffiti related crimes. The Board of Directors of the Friends of Red Rock Canyon determines the actual amount of the reward for each incident.
  5. All decisions of the Friends of Red Rock Canyon Board of Directors are final.
  6. A limit of one reward will be paid per incident, regardless of the number of suspects identified or informants who provide the information.
  7. Rewards to informants under the age of 18 will be made to their parent or guardian.
  8. In the event more than one person provides information on the same crime or incident, the Bureau of Land Management assigned team member and the Friends of Red Rock Canyon Board of Directors will make the determination as to which individual is entitled to the Anti-Graffiti reward, based on who provided the information first and/or based on the relative importance of the informants’ information.
  9. The reward may be divided among two or more callers at the discretion of the Board.
  10. The Friends of Red Rock Canyon will be under no obligation to pay any reward if it is shown that the identity and/or location of the suspect(s) was known to the public, the news media or law enforcement prior to the receipt of the information to the Friends of Red Rock Canyon.
  11. Monies awarded by the Board and not called for or collected by the caller within 90 days will be placed back in the reward fund and used for future rewards.

Exclusions

*Commissioned law enforcement officers, correctional officers, employees of law enforcement agencies, and their immediate families are ineligible to receive an Anti-Graffiti reward

*Perpetrators or co-perpetrators of the crime are not eligible for rewards

*Persons working as Confidential Informants for law enforcement are not eligible for rewards

*Persons employed by news-media are not eligible for rewards

 

To report an incident in progress that you witness:

  • DO NOT confront the vandal.
  • Call the police. Be prepared to identify the vandal with:
    • Pictures if possible.
    • Description of the suspect, including the clothing type and color.
    • Suspect’s license plate and information on the vehicle.
  • Note the damage and location for follow-up investigation, and similar damage in the immediate area.