Police: Break-in reported at Kartchner Caverns
By Brian J. Pedersen
Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 10.13.2009
A break-in was reported Monday morning at Kartchner Caverns State Park south of Benson, officials said.
An unknown number of individuals forced their way into the lower portal of the cavern some time Sunday night, according to a news release issued by the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department.
Damage was reported to an area of straw stalactites in one section of the cavern, and evidence left behind suggests the suspects left the trails to walk into the mud overflow stone formations of the areas known as the Tarantula Room and the Big Room, the release said.