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Windmill vandalism reported in Bonneville County

IDAHO FALLS – The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a vandalism report of a windmill.

BP Wind Energy reported that a windmill had been shot at twice.

The bullets hit the top of the windmill causing damage inside the housing.

The bullets damaged hoses, wiring, and other equipment with a damage cost of $5,000. This type of vandalism is a felony.

A witness spotted the damage on December 22.

The windmill was on the southeast side of Bone Road and about a mile east of Lincoln Road.

If you have any information about this crime, contact the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office at 529-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 522-1983 or on the web at www.ifcrime.org to remain anonymous.

Also from KPVI NBC Idaho Falls, Jan. 04, 2011: “BP Wind Turbines Damaged”: