Authorities investigate vandalism in Rendezvous |

Authorities investigate vandalism in Rendezvous

Lance Maggart

Officials from the Fraser/Winter Park Police Department are actively investigating a fairly strange vandalism case in southeastern Grand County.

On Sunday July 10 a person or persons cut down a series of approximately 30 aspen trees in an open space area within the Rendezvous subdivision in Winter Park. The trees, which were all between 55 and 60 feet tall, were simply cut down and left lying on the ground. Foresters hired by Rendezvous estimated the age of the aspen trees between 60 and 80 years.

Fraser/Winter Park Chief of Police Glen Trainor said his department is following up on leads related to the case and is working to interview witnesses. According to Trainor, authorities believe an individual hoping to improve their view of the surrounding mountains may have cut down the trees, which were potentially obstructing views.

“We are trying to interview folks to see if they heard anything,” Chief Trainor said. “If anyone has information please call the Fraser/Winter Park Police Department.”

Officials from the Rendezvous subdivision are offering a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or person responsible for cutting down the aspen trees. If you have information regarding the cutting down of aspen trees in Rendezvous please contact the Fraser/Winter Park Police Dept. at 970-722-7779 or Terry Stanford with Rendezvous at 970-531-2075.

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