Santa Fe Crime Stoppers offering $1k reward for tips after latest Santa Fe obelisk suspect arrested

On Friday, the Santa Fe New Mexican announced that a new suspect had been arrested following October’s toppling of the obelisk in downtown Santa Fe by supposed “Indigenous activists.” 

The press release reads as follows: 

Dawn Furlong (46 years old), was charged with Criminal Damage to Property (over $1,000), Conspiracy, Unlawful Assembly, Criminal Trespass, and Unauthorized Graffiti ($1,000 or less). 

The Santa Fe Police Department, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico State Police, and the District Attorney’s Office continue to work together in the identification, location, and charging the individuals involved in this case in accordance with the judicial process.

At this time, we are continuing to identify individuals who will be facing charges for their involvement in the destruction of the Obelisk.

The Santa Fe Crime Stoppers is now offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those involved.

If you have information related to the damage to the obelisk or know of people who were directly involved, please contact Captain Anthony Tapia by calling 505-955-5286 or by emailing him at .

If you were involved in the Obelisk destruction and would like to provide your statement to detectives, please contact Captain Anthony Tapia by calling 505-955-5286 or by emailing him at

The latest arrest comes as two individuals, Lily Sage Schweitzer and Ryan Witt were arrested and charged with similar counts, and more are expected to be arrested for the violent desecration of the downtown Santa Fe landmark.


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