Vandals deface rock art with graffiti near Cordes Junction
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CORDES JUNCTION, Ariz. – Authorities are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for defacing prehistoric rock art.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering the reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects.
BLM said several panels of petroglyphs within the Agua Fria National Monument were recently defaced with graffiti depicting a series of faces that look like jack-o'-lanterns as well as obscenities.
The rocks are in a remote area of the national monument east of Cordes Junction off of EZ Ranch Road.
Police believe the vandals were in the location at least two times between July and November.
Damaging prehistoric rock art is a federal crime that carries a $100,000 fine and a year behind bars.
Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call 602-417-9316.