Not exactly CSI or Forensic Files TV material, but breaking the law is breaking the law and Montana game wardens were vigilant in solving the case.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks tells us that a Flathead County woman was charged with vandalizing several public sites across the state after an investigation by Montana game wardens. Sierra Kay Fischer was charged with felony criminal mischief in Flathead County District Court for multiple offenses that caused several thousand dollars in damages.

Through the winter months, Game Warden Chris Neu began investigating vandalism that involved restrooms, trees and rocks that were heavily spray painted with similar markings. The vandalism was identified at the following Fishing Access Sites: Pressentine, Old Steel Bridge, Woods Bay, Kokanee Bend, and McWenneger Slough in the Flathead Valley, and Widow Coulee north of Great Falls.

The investigation led game wardens to identify Ms. Fischer as a possible suspect. Wardens obtained a search warrant for her residence and upon their arrival she fled out a back window before being apprehended.

A game warden supervisor credit the wardens with doing a great job investigating this case and demonstrating how their dedication to protecting the resources of Montana goes beyond just fish and wildlife.

Remember, anyone with possible information about crimes involving fish and wildlife resources and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks sites is encouraged to call FWP’s 24-hour hotline 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for providing information that leads to a conviction.

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