Vandalism at Oak Flat Campground: Law Enforcement Officials Seeking Information from the Public

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Vandals have damaged Oak Flat Holy Ground

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers from the Tonto National Forest are seeking information concerning vandalism that occurred near the Oak Flat Campground between Friday evening, March 16, and Monday morning, March 19, 2018.

 “We were saddened to hear of this vandalism, and Forest Service Law Enforcement is currently investigating,” said Neil Bosworth, Tonto National Forest Supervisor.  “The Tonto National Forest takes this seriously.”

On March 19, members from the San Carlos Apache Tribe reported to the Tonto National Forest that four crosses had been vandalized.  The Forest Service immediately sent two Forest Service law enforcement officers to the site to examine the area and canvass the area for witnesses.  Law enforcement officers are asking for the public’s help to identify the individual or individuals responsible.

 Anyone who was camping in or near Oak Flat Campground last weekend, who might have seen or heard anything, is asked to contact Law Enforcement Officer Robert Shelton at 928-402-6250, or the Tonto National Forest main office at 602-225-5200.

Staff (4561 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Annual Fiesta de la Primavera to be held this weekend in San Manuel

    April 13th, 2018
    by

       St. Bartholomew’s annual Fiesta de la Primavera promises something for everyone this Saturday from 11 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. at Park […]


    Top-ranked Ray defeats No. 2 Superior, 12 – 3

    April 13th, 2018
    by

      In the first matchup between the two teams that played for last year’s 1A State Championship, No. 1-ranked Ray […]


    Superior comeback falls short against Ray

    April 13th, 2018
    by

      The No. 2-ranked Ray baseball team wants to end its season the same way defending champion Superior ended last […]


    Kearny Glass & Mirror business to be featured on Gas Monkey Garage Rehab

    April 13th, 2018
    by

       Jennifer and Owen O’Brien are the latest owners of Kearny Glass & Mirror. The company has been in business […]


  • Additional Stories

    Kelly Haddad to be honored Friday; admin building in Kearny to be renamed

    April 13th, 2018
    by

      The late Kelly Haddad, a long time Justice of the Peace and political figure in Pinal County, is being […]


    Annual horseshoe tourney set for Saturday in San Manuel – all throwers welcome

    April 13th, 2018
    by

       The annual Fiesta de la Primavera horseshoe tournament is April 14 at the St. Bartholomew Horseshoe Arena, Park Ave. and Main […]


    Arizona Trail hikers, runners and riders attempt 800 miles in a single day

    April 13th, 2018
    by

    TUCSON, Arizona—On Saturday Oct. 6, 2018 more than one thousand people will participate in AZT IN A DAY throughout the […]


    Oracle Horse Owners Evacuation Preparation Group to meet April 12

    April 12th, 2018
    by

      Do you live in Oracle? Do you own horses?   If you answered yes to both questions, ask yourself […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger