Women Sentenced for Vandalism in Yellowstone | Big Horn Basin Media

Women Sentenced for Vandalism in Yellowstone

Written by on June 19, 2020

Justice served in another case of vandalism in Yellowstone.

A report released yesterday shows that two Philadelphia women, 30-year-old Sarah Piotrowski and 31-year-old Tara Davoli were sentenced after being charged with leaving the boardwalk in the Midway Geyser Basin and causing damage to the fragile orange bacterial marts surrounding Opal Pool. The incident occurred earlier this month on June 11th. Multiple witnesses saw the women in the area and confronted them about their clear and present violation of the law.

A Yellowstone geologist assessed the area and put together a damage assessment, which was ultimately part of the women’s sentencing – two days imprisonment, a $350 dollar fine, and restitution of $106.92 each for the damage they caused to Opal Pool. Furthermore, they are banned from Yellowstone National Park for 2 years and will serve two years unsupervised release.

Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly said in a statement, quote: “we appreciate the support of the Wyoming U.S. Attorney’s Office in continuing to help us protect Yellowstone’s resources. The successful investigation and prosecution of these types of cases help prevent future degradation of resources committed by irresponsible visitors,” unquote.”

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