Corps Seeks Assistance in Solving Crime at Sutton Dam
Sutton Lake, W.Va. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking assistance in identifying the individual(s) who damaged the wooden gate at the Downstream Day Use Area outflow training wall, below Sutton Dam. The damage at the downstream area occurred sometime during the night of June 19, 2012.
Any individual with knowledge or information of this incident is encouraged to call Corps Watch toll-free at 1-866-413-7970. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for rewards up to $1000, if their information leads to the identification of the suspect(s) and the investigation is accepted for prosecution.
The Huntington District is a participant in Corps Watch, a neighborhood crime-watch deterrence program to protect U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assets. Each year millions of dollars in property are lost due to theft, vandalism or any other threats or suspicious activity again Corps property. This program is designed to heighten public awareness of the seriousness of the impacts of crime within or around dams, lakes, navigation locks, recreation areas and other Corps facilities.
To help fight these crimes and reduce operations and maintenance costs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received Congressional authority to participate in the Corps Watch Program. This program does not replace the 911 emergency notification systems.
Release no. PA12-38