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Tacks found on rail trail in Glen Rock

David Weissman
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Approximately 70-100 small, metal tacks were recovered on the York County Heritage Rail Trail in the Glen Rock area, according to the county parks department.

From left, Sam Reimold, of Stewartstown, Vic Winstead, of Springettsbury Township, Dennis Lerew, of Seven Valleys, Paul Fialcowitz, of Spring Grove, and Bob Beaver, also of Spring Grove, along with Jake Hoover, not pictured, were acknowledged  by the York County Rail Trail Authority for their dedication with the Trail Champion Award. Thursday, October 31, 2013. John A. Pavoncello photo - jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com

County spokesman Carl Lindquist said a local woman contacted the park rangers Tuesday afternoon after finding the red and silver rounded tacks, which he said were confined to a small area.

Park rangers are investigating the incident, which Lindquist said is being described as suspicious.

There have been a couple of reports of damaged bicycle tires related to the tacks but no injuries, he added. The parks department does not believe any tacks remain on the trail.

The department is urging residents who have any information regarding the incident or who spot suspicious activity on the trail to call 911.

Lindquist added that Maryland park officials noted tacks were found on the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail about a week ago, but it's unclear if the two incidents are related.