$500 reward offered for information in Old Quarry Trail vandalism case

(Bureau of Land Management)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — An investigation into a damaged kiosk at a recreation area east of Newcastle continues with the Bureau of Land Management offering a reward for information leading to suspects.

The kiosk in question was installed as a part of the Old Quarry Trail system in May 2022, according to BLM, which says the damage consisting of broken glass and a destroyed back panel was reported to the authorities on Sept. 19.

Multiple shotgun shells and .22 caliber casings were recovered at the scene, per BLM, which says a $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the identification and conviction of the individuals responsible for damaging the kiosk.

This is the second time the kiosk has been shot and damaged since its installment as part of a collaborative effort between BLM, the Bent Sprockets Bike Club, private donors, and other volunteers to provide safe and accessible recreation opportunities for the community, BLM says.