Sheriff's Office Offering Reward for Information Leading to Arrest for Vandalism of SMART Trailer

May 8, 2019

On May 2, 2019, the EPSO SMART Trailer was deployed near Highway 83 and Northgate Boulevard as a part of our Targeted Traffic Enforcement.  Upon returning to the location on May 7, 2019, it was discovered the trailer had been vandalized and significantly damaged.  The extent of the damages incurred are as follows:

Two slashed tires
Two tail lights broken
One radar lens destroyed
Radar gun destroyed and dislocated
Radar wires severed
Hitch cable severed
Door locking mechanism damaged
License plate removed
Tempered glass window shattered
Locking mechanism for speed limit sign destroyed
Damage to door cabinet

Despite obvious efforts to try and pry open the door, the subjects responsible did not acquire access the trailer’s mainframe; subsequently, there was no damage to the computer. 

The cost of the damages is yet to be determined, but we estimate it to be in the thousands of dollars.  Photos of some of the damage are attached to this media release.

If anyone has any information about this case, please contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 719-520-6666.  The Sheriff's Office is offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.

MR 19-053