NPS bumps up reward for stolen ammo, releases video

UPDATE: Up to $5,000 offered for information leading to arrest and conviction of those responsible for theft from Crater Lake National Parkwww.nps.gov/orgs/1563/crla-ammo-theft.htmNews release update: February 21, 2017 Contact: NPS Investigative Services Branch, Tip Line 888-653-0009NPS photo of #CraterLakeNationalParkSpecial Agents with the NPS Investigative Services Branch and US Park Rangers are investigating the recent theft of ammunition from Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.Thousands of rounds of rifle and pistol caliber ammunition were taken from a locked building in the headquarters area of the park. The ammunition is part of the park’s law enforcement program; its theft is a felony.Investigators are looking for any information that could help identify the occupant(s) of a pickup truck that was in the area around the same time the theft occurred. If you have information that could help investigators, please contact us. Though you may remain anonymous, investigators are offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of those responsible.CALL the ISB Tip Line 888-653-0009TEXT to 202-379-4761ONLINE www.nps.gov/isb click "Submit a Tip"EMAIL nps_isb@nps.govMESSAGE Facebook @InvestigativeServicesNPS or Twitter @SpecialAgentNPS ISB: the Investigative Services Branch of the National Park Service www.nps.gov/isb

Posted by NPS Investigative Services Branch on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch has increased the reward for a batch of ammunition stolen from a park in southern Oregon and released footage of a truck seen in the area.

Earlier this month the agency reported that “Thousands of rounds of rifle and pistol caliber ammunition” were removed from a locked headquarters building at Crater Lake National Park, in rural Klamath County. On Tuesday officials upped the reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of those responsible for the ammo theft from $1,000 to $5,000 and released the above footage of a pickup truck that was seen in the area around the same time the theft occurred.

Crater Lake National Park spokesperson Jennifer Evans said the ammunition was valued at $8,000 and the theft is being treated as a felony.

The 180,000-acre federal park is the only one in Oregon and is patrolled by a force of 10 armed law enforcement rangers. Crime is low in the area with the last major incident reported at the park being the attempted theft of a fee collection box at a park entrance over a two-day period last November. The alleged unsuccessful thieves in that caper were caught on surveillance video and are facing indictment. Prior to that case, a separate group of violators were arrested for illegally harvesting mushrooms last summer.

If you have any information on the stolen ammunition you can contact the agency by one of the following methods:

CALL the ISB Tip Line  888-653-0009
TEXT to  202-379-4761
ONLINE  www.nps.gov/isb and click “Submit a Tip”
EMAIL  nps_isb@nps.gov
MESSAGE Facebook: @InvestigativeServicesNPS
Twitter: @SpecialAgentNPS

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