Crude oil dumped between West Rifle and Rulison

1,000 gallons of oil illegally dumped, suspect sought
By Christina Dickinson

GARFIELD COUNTY – Authorities are asking the public for help in finding any information about someone who illegally dumped 1,000 gallons of crude oil near Highway 6 on the Western Slope.

The Colorado State Patrol says someone dumped the oil sometime between the evening of Jan. 11 and the morning of Jan 12 near Webster Hill on Highway 6. Troopers say along with the cost to taxpayers for the cleanup, the oil could also pose an environmental risk.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 970-945-0101 or 720-913-STOP (7867). Information can also be submitted online at  Garfield County Crime Stoppers.  They are offering up to $1,000 for any information that will lead to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspect or suspects involved in this crime.

Webster Hill is located between West Rifle and Rulison. View map

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