Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mammoth Cave offers reward to stop crime

Do you have information that could help stop a crime in Mammoth Cave National Park? Park rangers have set up a reward program, up to $1,000, for information that will lead to a successful prosecution.

"The park is a quiet sanctuary, but our law enforcement rangers face the same crimes that city and county officers do," said Superintendent Patrick Reed. "We are asking our neighbors' to help us keep Mammoth Cave a safe place by reporting any kind of illegal or suspicious activity."

"Drug activity is a major concern," said Ranger David Alexander, one of the park law enforcement officers. "Every year we find marijuana plots in the park. We need the community's help in tracking down the growers. Drugs produced inside the park or in rural Kentucky are the same ones showing-up in schools and on the streets in our communities. Even the slightest tip could be an asset to help us prosecute a criminal."

To contact Ranger Alexander, call 270-758-2122 or 270-646-7241. Information provided will be kept in strictest confidence and those calling may choose to remain anonymous.


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