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Break-In And Theft Of Ammo Reported At Crater Lake National Park

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Thousands of rounds of ammunition have been stolen from Crater Lake National Park.   Officials say the theft is a felony and are asking for leads in the case. 

Jennifer Evans is a public information officer for Crater Lake.  She says the theft was discovered Monday morning. 

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Crater Lake, Oregon.

“A park ranger noticed that a door in a building near park headquarters was ajar, went to investigate, and noticed ammunition was missing from the area where it’s generally kept," says Evans.  

"This is a joint investigation involving the Investigative Services Branch, park rangers here, Oregon State Police, and state and local agencies.” 

The rifle and pistol ammunition was stored in the park’s headquarters, as part of its law enforcement program. 

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

Tips can be called in at 888-653-0009, or texted to 202-379-4761. 

Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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