|Portablisation gone wrong: a damaged Paiute Indian petroglyph located at a major rock art site on the Volcanic Tableland north of Bishop, California is shown in this handout image released to Reuters November 20, 2012.(Photo Reuters)|
BLM have assured folk that they "have increased surveillance of our sites and are working with other agencies to bring the responsible parties to justice and to recover the petroglyphs". When they are caught, the courts will give the thieves a slap on the wrist, fourteen days probation and a warning not to do it again. They will be allowed to keep their saws.
UPDATE the petroglyphs turned up again in February 2013. Nobody was charged with anything.