Town Offers Reward For Tips In Covered Bridge Vandalism

PITTSFORD, Vt. (AP) — The town of Pittsford is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who spray-painted graffiti on an historic covered bridge.

"I suspect somewhere out there somebody knows who did this and it would be nice if they told our town manager or our police chief," Selectman David Mills said at a meeting last week.

He said he doesn't like graffiti sprayed anywhere, “but you don’t spray it on a wooden historic covered bridge. That’s just beyond despicable,” the Rutland Herald reported.

Selectman Tom Hooker's motion to offer a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the Depot Road covered bridge vandalism passed unanimously.

Town Manager Tom Haverstock said the town wants to make clear that it will not tolerate having its historic structures vandalized, the newspaper reported. He said Monday that he talked with the police chief about having the person responsible face charges and restitution for the cost of removing the paint or painting over it or community service to do it themselves.