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News Release

Criminal Mischief Arrest for Vandalism at Horsetooth Reservoir

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Jul 17, 2017

Contact Information:

Mark Caughlan, Horsetooth District Manager, (970) 498-5600


Booking photo of Jeremy Foreman
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – In March 2017, Larimer County Department of Natural Resources rangers obtained photographs showing evidence that a particular male had spray painted a restroom and trash dumpster on the east side of Horsetooth Reservoir. 

The photographs helped to provide probable cause for charges against the male shown in them. The photos of the male suspect were sent to local law enforcement agencies and shared on social media. With help from the public, rangers were able to identify the suspect as Jeremy Foreman of Bellvue, Colo. 

The photographs showed graffiti in the same style as other graffiti found on structures at Horsetooth Reservoir, signs along county roads and structures on properties adjacent to the reservoir, including City of Fort Collins natural areas, over the past four years. During an investigation, with the help of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, Larimer County Road and Bridge, City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation owns Horsetooth Reservoir), Larimer County rangers were able to connect Foreman with the incident implicated by the photos and other graffiti done in the same style over the past four years.

Damage to structures at Horsetooth Reservoir with the style of graffiti as that shown in the photos implicating Foreman cost more than $1,000 to repair.

An arrest warrant was issued for Foreman, and Larimer County rangers arrested Foreman on June 16, 2017. Foreman was booked into the Larimer County Jail and charged with Criminal Mischief (Class 6 Felony). 

Foreman posted a $500 bond and was released from the Larimer County Jail on June 16.

A booking photo is attached. No further information will be released at this time. The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.
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