Sheriff's patrols to increase at Vicksburg military park after vandalism

Vandals looking for Civil War artifacts are prompting the Warren County Sheriff's Department to increase patrols along the borders of the Vicksburg National Military Park.

Authorities are stepping up security after discovering May 5th that vandals had dug about 100 holes. No arrests have been made.

Sheriff Martin Pace said the U.S. Park Service had requested help.

Supervisory park ranger Patty Montague said Monday park rangers are responsible for securing park roads. She says park rangers don't regularly complete around-the-clock patrols of the park area, and they will not begin doing so in response to this incident.

A CrimeStoppers reward of up to $1000 has been offered for the arrest of those responsible for the vandalism.