UINTA COUNTY, Wyoming, May 10, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Uinta County officials are searching for suspects after damages to CenturyLink fiber optic lines and materials “estimated to be in excess of tens of thousands of dollars.”
“During the evening hours of Friday, May 7, CenturyLink experienced an outage that disrupted phone and Internet services to many customers, some until May 9,” said a Facebook post from Uinta County Law Enforcement Services.
“This disruption also caused a 911 trunk outage, which caused the inability to reach 911 if your service provider utilized that trunk system.”
During their repair and investigation into the outage, CenturyLink crews discovered “mass intentional damages” to their fiber optic lines and materials, located in a rural area in Bridger Valley, the post said.
“It appeared more than one vehicle was involved and present in the area of the damages, possibly even getting stuck,” the post said. “The damages at this time are estimated to be in excess of tens of thousands of dollars and affected hundreds of customers.”
If you have any information about the individuals that may be involved, you are asked to contact the Uinta County Sheriff’s Office at 307-783-1000, or the information can be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers by text at 307-708-2274. Information leading to an arrest could be eligible for a reward, officials said.