OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
Weapons and Property Theft Arrests
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On December 5th, a park ranger on routine patrol made a welfare check on a suspicious vehicle on Camp David Jr. Road in the Lake District of Olympic National Park. The ranger saw that one of the two men in the pickup had attempted to hide a marijuana pipe, and the ensuing search of the truck led to the discovery of a loaded Glock 9mm within easy access behind the front passenger seat. Several other weapons, including a loaded shotgun, were found in the bed of the truck, along with a large quantity of other items. An NPS special agent responded and impounded the pickup on suspicion that the items in the vehicle were stolen. Clallam County Sheriff's Office later confirmed that the weapons and other property in the truck had been stolen from a local business owner earlier that morning or the previous evening. One of the men, a convicted felon, was taken into custody on a warrant. A warrant and charges are pending for possession of stolen property, ex-felon in possession of a firearm, and other charges. Clallam County will pursue the state Class A felony for burglary.
Name: Barb Maynes, Public Affairs