Forest Service offers reward in spiked rebar investigation

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By Jayson Chesler By Jayson Chesler
By Jayson Chesler By Jayson Chesler

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A reward is being offered to help authorities find the individual or individuals responsible for placing spiked rebar on and near forest roads in the Happy Jack area.

The rebar slashed or punctured at least eight vehicle tires over the weekend of July 12.

The incident occurred close to the intersection of state Highway 87 and Lake Mary Road.

Mogollon Rim District Ranger Linda Wadleigh said that the end of the rebar had been sharpened to a point and painted to blend in with the surface of the road.

Sharpened rebar has been found in areas that are frequented by off-highway vehicles (OHV).

The U.S. Forest Service will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations Office at 928-527-3511.


Spiked rebar on roads, Forest Service seeks those responsible