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Two Arrested at Protest at ODFW Salem Headquarters
09/27/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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Two people were arrested Tuesday morning after locking themselves to the front door entrance at the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) Headquarters in Salem. They were part of a small group outside the facility protesting against the state's wolf management.
 
On September 27, 2011 at approximately 10:00 a.m. about 12 protestors arrived at the ODFW Headquarters in Salem located at 3406 Cherry Avenue NE. Two of the protestors used bicycle locking devices to secure themselves with the front door handles, blocking access to the main entrance. Officers from Salem Police Department, Keizer Police Department, and Oregon State Police (OSP) responded to the facility. The building was secured and a separate door was used for public access to continue business operations with ODFW.
 
OSP advised the male and female protestors locked to the front door that they would be arrested if they didn't unlock themselves and leave. Both refused to do so at which time OSP and Salem police detached their locking devices from the door handles and took them into custody at 11:40 a.m. without further incident.
 
STEPHANIE MONET TAYLOR, age 28, from southeast Portland, and JUSTIN R.D. KAY, age 22, from southeast Portland, were transported to the Marion County Jail on the following charges:
  • Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Obstructing Governmental or Judicial Administration