U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 432
BLM ranger named "Officer of the Year" by Ridgecrest group
The Exchange Club of Ridgecrest named BLM Ranger Jason Woods “Officer of the Year,” in part for his investigation of vandalism at the Trona Pinnacles National Natural Landmark. Woods had suggested posting a flyer in the community of Trona showing pictures of the graffiti. Within 24 hours, Woods had a suspect. His detailed and thorough investigation led to the successful prosecution of the suspect in Federal Court for vandalism. The BLM received $2,000 in restitution; the suspect received a fine of $500 and three years’ probation, as well as restriction from being on public lands managed by the BLM.
- David Briery, BLM California Desert District, 5/12/10
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