Grand County cops: Porta-potty vandalism could land perpetrator in deep do-do
By Sky-Hi Daily News staff
When the cops finally catch up with the persons who have been vandalizing port-a-potties around the county, the culprits are going to be in deep “do-do.”
On Friday, Sept. 26, Deputy Pamela Peschiera was dispatched to the parking area across U.S. Highway 40 from the Division of Wildlife’s rifle range near Parshall on the report of criminal mischief. A employee of the Sani-King company was reporting that three of its port-a-potties had been removed from their original locations and damaged.
Arriving at the parking area, Deputy Peschiera met with the Sani-King employee who showed her one of the damaged port-a-potties. The employee explained it was taken from a campground located at U.S. Highway 40 and County Road 50 on the west side of Byers Canyon.
From the obvious damage and evidence of marks in the dirt, it appeared the port-a-potty had been dragged behind a vehicle from the campground to the parking lot. Not only had it been dragged that distance, but then the vandal had deliberately backed his vehicle into it, knocking it over while at the same time damaging a state highway sign.
The Sani-King employee also told Deputy Peschiera that a second port-a-potty had been taken from a parking area on County Road 3 and thrown down a ravine along that roadway. A third port-a-potty, which had been located at the Parshall rifle range, was also missing.
Each of the port-a-potties owned by Sani-King is valued at about $2,000. The Colorado Department of Transportation sign damaged at the parking area is valued at about $175.
Statements were taken by possible witnesses to the vandalism. The investigation into the incidents is continuing.
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