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Reward Offered in Investigation of Destroyed Timber near Scappoose
12/12/2008
Senior Trooper Robin May
OSP Fish & Wildlife Division - St. Helens
Office: (503) 397-0325 ext. 43

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A reward of up to $1,000 is offered for information related to an investigation into the unlawful use of logging equipment to destroy thousands of dollars worth of timber on Longview Timber property off Scappoose - Vernonia Highway in late November. The reward is being offered by Oregon Hunters Association - Columbia County Chapter and Longview Timber, in cooperation with the Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division.
 
According to OSP Senior Trooper Robin May, on the evening of Friday, November 21st or the early morning hours of November 22nd an unknown person(s) unlawfully entered Longview Timber property near milepost 11 and unlawfully used logging equipment to destroy a wooded area approximately 370-feet long by 15-feet wide. The logging equipment was being used as part of a logging operation of 18 – 20 year old timber.
 
A total of 47 trees were destroyed about a half mile from the logging site. Damage is estimated in the thousands.

 
Anyone with information, including anonymous tips, regarding this investigation is asked to contact Senior Trooper Robin May at 503-397-0325 ext. 43 or the Oregon State Police TIP line at 1-800-452-7888.