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OR: Crime ring targeted Oregon Parks and campgrounds

(March 13, 2018) -- A team of at least three people allegedly stole from numerous parks, campgrounds and trailheads in the Little North Santiam, Detroit Lake and Willamette National Forest areas last summer.

SALEM, Ore. — They came to the forest equipped with lock cutters, crowbars — even a blowtorch.

A team of at least three people allegedly stole from numerous parks, campgrounds and trailheads in the Little North Santiam, Detroit Lake and Willamette National Forest areas last summer.

The team targeted remote areas to steal from fee tubes, often known as “iron rangers,” where people drop envelopes with cash to park or camp, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Read the full story from Statesman Journal.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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