“The end of the rebar has been flattened and sharpened to a point and the exposed point has been painted to blend in with the road surface,” said Mogollon Rim District Ranger Linda Wadleigh. “The objects pose a serious threat to everyone, and that doesn’t just mean people recreating on a motorcycle or OHV, it includes people walking, hiking and even wildlife. We are taking this very seriously and asking the public to keep an eye out and report suspicious activity in the area.”
The U.S. Forest Service will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. Anyone with information regarding who may be placing these dangerous rebar should contact Forest Service law enforcement at 928-527-3511.