ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP/CBS4) – Federal officials say they have ticketed a Colorado woman for dumping a large pile of roofing material and other trash on public land in Wyoming. Investigators said Monday 31-year-old Idalia Reyes-Cruz, of Denver, faces a $780 fine if convicted.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says one of its employees found the trash May 13 near Farson in western Wyoming. BLM investigators say a water bottle with a name written on it and discarded invoices led them to Reyes-Cruz.
BLM officials say Cruz worked in the Jackson area and would return to Colorado through Farson.
It was unknown whether Cruz had an attorney. Online listings show a woman by the same name works at USA Roofing in Denver and provide a nonworking phone number for the business.
“There are consequences for these actions and we must all work together to keep our public lands clean and beautiful for everyone to enjoy safely,” a BLM law enforcement officer said in a prepared statement.
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