Vandalism in Fawnskin

It was a sad and disturbing sight to see that someone destroyed one of the deer in the Fawnskin Triangle this week. We discovered it two days ago.

The blooms surrounding the broken figure are cheerful and it makes me wonder who in the heck would be so nasty to destroy something that has been in place for many, many years and positioned in an area that has been so lovingly tended.

This destructive behavior has been rearing its head in the valley over the past month or two. Graffiti is another ugly addition to the valley and up the highway on the way to all of the mountain resorts here in the San Bernardino Mountains. We found it even in the adjacent forest to the West of Grout Creek.

You can glimpse the ugly marks throughout town and adjacent to the highway.

Not too long ago we were having a discussion about some misbehavior in the East end of the valley. Some time ago it seems that someone allowed their dogs to run loose wrecking havoc on other people’s animals. After one vicious attack, the dogs were said to have been at the veterinary for treatment before the victims.

The fencing and dogs disappeared and a note was left on the door suggesting the irresponsible pet owner relocate.  Which he did.

Not too long ago someone told me about the dogs who killed the local beavers. The same guy allows his animals to chase wildlife today–despite warnings and tickets. So why can he still continue these activities without change?

I remember when graffiti did not exist and a time when people didn’t leave their trash or mess behind for others to deal with.

What a sad state of affairs…and your opinion?

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  • 1
    May 2nd, 2008 11:34

    I have been seeing this kind of grafitti lately while on my walk around Fawnskin everyday and it breaks my heart to see this destruction to our beautiful area. this is why my son and I moved up here is to get him out of that kind of riff raff and it sickens me to see it happening up here. Just the other day a saw a huge dog chasing after 3 coyotes and I was very upset, I went out and chased the dog away I was so mad I wanted to throw rocks at him. I wonder if we have a new family around here who is dooing this or is it the riff raff from down below coming up here to destroy. It’ just really sad!

  • 2
    May 2nd, 2008 16:40

    Sad to say, but graffiti and trash are not just the work of DTH people. I yelled at a guy last week in BBC for doing just that and was instantly threatened in a foreign language. Some people do not have the love and respect for our mountain surroundings that the majority of us do. I suggest that if we witness it to either take their photo and/or call the sheriff at once.

  • 3
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    May 3rd, 2008 15:03

    @Debbie: Yes, the graffiti has been getting worse. I suspect the local hoodlums and then some visitors. As for the dog chasing the coyotes off-might be a good thing. They have been in town after some of the pets. You can call and report it to Animal Control and the Fish & Game.
    @Dana: I am wondering who handles the enforcement around the valley. I am not so sure our Sheriff Department will prioritize the graffiti–property damage. There is defacing of the forest and also public works property. Imagine they all fall under different jurisdiction.