Fraser offering $1,000 reward for Grand Park sign vandalism
Passersby might have noticed splashes of maroon, green and lavender paint on the large billboard signs marketing Grand Park along Highway 40 in Fraser, which police are now investigating as an act of vandalism.
Clark Lipscomb, president of real estate for Cornerstone Holdings, LLC, which owns Grand Park, reported the vandalism to the Fraser-Winter Park Police Department at the beginning of the month. Unfortunately, Police Chief Glenn Trainor said they do not have a suspect at this time.
The town of Fraser is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or group responsible to encourage potential witnesses to come forward.
But this isn’t the first time someone has vandalized the Grand Park signs.
In the last three years, since the signs were erected, Trainor said there have been three or four instances of paint being splashed across them. No arrests were made in any of those cases.
“It’s continuing to happen and with Highway 40 being right there where the signs are, it’s one of those things that really does cast a negative light upon the town and the community when you see vandalism like that taking place,” Trainor told Sky-Hi News on Tuesday.
While Trainor said he can’t speak to a motive for the crime at this point without a suspect, he noted there has been some opposition to Grand Park dating back to the development of the property.
Trainor said the vandalism constitutes a Class 5 felony, which comes with a $1,000 to $100,000 fine and one to three years in prison, as long as it’s prosecuted within the three-year statute of limitations.
Anyone with information should call the Fraser Winter Park Police Department at 970-722-7779 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). Callers can remain anonymous.
Lipscomb did not respond to several requests for comment from Sky-Hi News.
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