New York State Police Look for Man With Issues With Southern Tier Trails
While New Yorkers are encouraged to get outside for a little solitary exercise like hiking, State Police hoping to catch a man caught on camera who seems to have on-going 'issues' with nature trails in the region.
Officials say there have been over a dozen incidents of a man wrecking trail signs and brochure boxes near trails in Tompkins and Onondaga counties from October 2018 to just days ago.
Over a dozen times facilities like the signs, a kiosk, wooden bench and literature boxes have been damaged, including at the Finger Lakes Land Trust Nature Preserve on Irish Settlement Road in the Town of Dryden.
In trail camera photos from around 6:20 p.m. January 3, a white man, of average build, wearing a baseball hat, glasses with dark frames and baggy pants and oversized hooded jacket is seen at a trail sign at the nature preserve.
Troopers say they believe the man drives a Ford Focus hatchback.
Anyone with information is asked to call the state police in Ithaca at 347-4440.