Graffiti found on Colorado National Monument

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Residents in the Redlands have noticed some vandalism on the Colorado National Monument, and they're hoping something will be done.

Park rangers say the graffiti was reported on May 23, by a neighbor that lives in the White Rocks area just off of South Broadway in the Redlands.

Right now, rangers are trying to determine the best way to clean off the rocks, but they would like to avoid any kind of spraying in order to preserve as much of the original rock as they can.

Rangers are also working on a reward to offer anyone with information about all this, but they say it’s a lot easier if someone admits to the crime.

“The maximum penalty for this is six months in jail and or a $5,000. But we would certainly be willing to be much more lenient than that if this person would come forward," said U.S. Park Ranger, Frank Hayde.

The Monument is asking anyone with information about this vandalism to give them a call at 970-858-3617.

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