News short: $50,000 reward offered for capture of power transformer shooter

Garkane Energy workers inspect a main transformer that was shot multiple times with a high-powered rifle, Garfield County, Utah, Sept. 25, 2016 | Photo courtesy Garkane Power, St. George News
Flyer issued by Garkane Power announcing the reward. Undated | Flyer courtesy of Kane County Sheriff's Office, St. George News
Flyer issued by Garkane Power announcing the reward. Undated | Flyer courtesy of Kane County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Garkane Power in Kane County announced Wednesday they are offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for vandalizing a power transformer station by shooting a high-powered rifle at it.

Read more: Thousands lose power after vandal shoots up transformer

There are two ways to submit an anonymous tip to authorities.

A tipster could text an anonymous text service, or submit an anonymous e-mail. A phone line is also available, but anonymity might not be available.

“Please feel free to share this,” the Kane County Sheriff’s Facebook page said. “We are trying to get the word out.”

See the attached flyer for instructions on how to submit a tip. You may click on the picture to display it full size.


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  • .... September 28, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    50.000 smackaroos ? That’s a lot of Coke and Cheetos !

    • Real Life September 29, 2016 at 7:22 am

      Call the pharmacist, Dumpster is back off the meds

      • .... September 29, 2016 at 8:37 am

        Awwww look everybody Real Low Life got out of his sandbox

        • ladybugavenger October 1, 2016 at 9:21 am

          You 2 are adorable

          • .... October 1, 2016 at 11:40 am

            So are you ♡♡♡♡♡

    • ladybugavenger September 29, 2016 at 2:03 pm


  • Bob September 28, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Some of the tinfoilers around here think it was alquada or ISIS terrorists. I’d say it was some criminal hillbillies with a case of beer and a huntin’ rifle or an AR etc

    • RealMcCoy September 29, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Is it really too far-fetched to consider that it could be a terrorist act?
      Remember when the dems kept telling us that “there is no terrorist threat”?
      Remember when people thought that no one would ever weaponize a pressure cooker?
      Remember when New Yorker’s thought that no one would ever make IED’s on American soil?

      Is it too difficult to consider that it could have been a ‘training exercise’?

      Consider what they just learned:
      They now know how vulnerable the transformers are.
      They now know the response times to detect the damage.
      They now know the projected length of time to repair one.
      They now know that time will multiply with multiple targets hit.

      It could ave been ‘hillbillies’ just as much as it could have been a ‘radicalized’ refugee. You do know that they are imported and shipped all over the country, right?
      Yes, even here in Utah.

      • Bob September 29, 2016 at 3:38 pm

        i don’t know why our gov’t destroys countries and then imports a bunch of muslims from those same countries. It’s possible but not likely a muslim shot the transformer. The muslims like to hit highly populated metro areas when they do their terrorism, then again, so does our gov’t

        • Bob September 29, 2016 at 3:41 pm

          i wouldn’t be at all surprised if obama and crew are bringing in known radicalized muslims. The terrorist incidents help them advance their agenda of a security state, and we lose more rights and freedoms.

          • RealMcCoy September 30, 2016 at 12:18 pm

            Agreed and agreed.

  • Bob September 28, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    oh yea, hillbillies will rat each other out for 50 g’s, even their own kinsfolk. I wonder if the “I was too drunk to know what i wuz shootin’ at” excuse will sway the judge at all…

  • Bob September 28, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I guess if they want to “redneck proof” it they’ll have to surround it with a concrete structure–would help with ISIS too…

  • Not_So_Much September 29, 2016 at 6:32 am

    Some utilities will spend the money to enclose substations with a tall block wall to protect capital equipment and any foolish enough to ‘wander’ too close.

  • sagemoon September 29, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Please, oh, please, could the offender(s) blab to me. I could really use $50,000.

    • .... September 29, 2016 at 11:25 am

      With 50.000 somalians I could send a care package of Coke and Cheetos to Ladybug ♡♡♡♡♡ Praise the Lord !

      • ladybugavenger September 29, 2016 at 2:03 pm


      • RealMcCoy September 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

        With 50,000 somalians you could take over….Somalia!

        • .... September 30, 2016 at 1:54 pm

          50.000 somalians and they all want out ! LOL

      • Ron September 30, 2016 at 9:19 am

        Care package???? How about a truckload?
        Then praise the Lord.

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