Butte law enforcement investigate vandalism at Big Butte

Posted at 8:29 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 22:29:40-04

BUTTE – Butte police are looking for the person responsible for deliberately driving a truck through a barrier at Big Butte.

The incident was captured on cell phone video, showing a truck drive through the chain barrier earlier this week which blocks access to the overlook on Big Butte just before the Big M.

The city recently blocked motorcycle access to the overlook, because it has been littered with junk and drug paraphernalia. City officials are upset by this deliberate vandalism.

“It’s destruction of property, it’s labor, it’s materials, it’s all the things so every time we have to repair something in our parks it takes away from something else that we could put that money toward,” said Parks and Recreation Director JP Gallagher.

Anyone with information on this vandalism is asked to contact Officer Ryan Hardy at 497-1178.