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Release Date: 05/21/14
Contacts: Courtney Whiteman, Public Affairs Specialist, (303) 239-3668    

Two men charged with vandalism of BLM facilities

KREMMLING, Colo. Two Kremmling men must each perform 100 hours of community service and pay up to $5,500 in fines for vandalizing Bureau of Land Management facilities at the Confluence Recreation Site just south of Kremmling. Alexander Schultz, 19, and Dezmin Jackson, 20, vandalized the restroom, a kiosk, a retaining wall, and other items with graffiti.

Law Enforcement Officers from the BLM investigated the vandalism, receiving assistance from the Kremmling Police Department after similar vandalism took place in the town of Kremmling. Schultz and Jackson both appeared in court on May 8, 2014. If they complete their community service and pay the fines by May 8, 2015, charges will be dropped.

The BLM encourages the public to enjoy recreational opportunities on public lands and to maintain these areas by recreating in a safe and sustainable way, using facilities as directed and reporting any vandalism or other crimes witnessed. To report an incident occurring on BLM public lands, please contact your local BLM office or call BLM Law Enforcement at (303) 239-3803.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 05-22-2014