Eloise B. Campanella, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office (970) 498-5189

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from citizens regarding extensive criminal mischief that is taking place in the northwest section of Larimer County. Deputies have reported widespread spray paint graffiti and shotgun damage throughout the area.

In October of last year, roads in the Poudre Canyon seemed to be the target. In December, January and March of this year, signs and other equipment along Red Feather Lakes Road, Prairie Divide Road, Cherokee Park Road, Bellaire Lakes Road and the Owl Canyon Road have been the subjects of the damage. In addition to other vandalism, two Coloradoan newspaper boxes also have been taken. The damage to this point amounts to more than $20,000.

While no suspect information is available, deputies believe the suspect or suspects are driving a 4-wheel drive vehicle, SUV or high profile pick-up with aggressive tread mud and snow 8″ wide tires.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 221-6868. Callers remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward. Those with information also may call Deputy Earl Fawcett at 498-5511.