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OSP Investigating Diesel Fuel Thefts in Central and Eastern Oregon Counties

January 18, 2014

Sergeant Tim Brown
Oregon State Police - Pendleton
Fish & Wildlife Division
Office: (541) 278-4090

Oregon State Police is seeking information and asking to speak to possible victims related to an investigation into the theft of diesel fuel in several central and eastern Oregon counties. The thefts are suspected to have occurred between May 2012 and January 2014.

An ongoing investigation to this point indicates typical targets of the fuel thefts were heavy equipment, farm implements, and fixed fuel storage containers ranging from 50 to over 1000 gallons. The thefts likely occurred in remote and rural areas including Crook, Jefferson, Wheeler, Grant, Morrow, Gilliam, Umatilla, Union, Harney, Malheur, Wallowa, Deschutes, Wasco, Sherman, and Hood River counties.

Any victims or persons with information regarding the investigation is asked to call Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 800-452-7888 or email Senior Trooper Mike Mayer at MMayer@osp.state.or.us.

No other information for release at this time.


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