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Four sentenced for graffiti on national forest
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:46:51 AM »

Four sentenced for graffiti on national forest

WINCHESTER, Ky., Nov. 14, 2017 Four individuals were sentenced recently in U.S. District Court in London, Ky., after vandalizing recreation areas in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Graffiti was found spray painted extensively at three locations on the London Ranger District in late September. The individuals used bright-colored paint to deface numerous structures and natural resources at Rockcastle Campground, Dutch Branch Overlook and Laurel Bridge Boat Ramp.

After a brief investigation by Forest Service law enforcement officers, a summons for mandatory appearance in federal court was served on Kenneth Dodd, 26, and Tosha Polson, 35, of Corbin, Ky., and Raleigh Alsip, 30, and Teia Carter, 30, of London, Ky.

All four defendants appeared in court on October 31 and pleaded guilty to damaging federal property. Each was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and fines ranging from $500 to $750. Their community service requires cleaning up the graffiti within 60 days under Forest Service supervision. 

Graffiti in natural areas is especially unsightly, and while the damage takes only minutes, the repairs take hours. This type of malicious activity on national forest lands is also costly, often requiring the use of funds and time intended for maintenance at other recreation facilities. The removal of paint from rock and trees is especially challenging, sometimes resulting in long-term aesthetic impacts.

Forest Service officials encourage visitors to report graffiti and other vandalism to local law enforcement.
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Re: Four sentenced for graffiti on national forest
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 12:28:59 PM »

Wonderful to hear; they should be banned from using the parks as well.
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