Park Rangers Arrest Two Local Residents for Theft

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Date: July 17, 2018
Contact: Penny Wagner, 360-565-3005

PORT ANGELES, WA – On July 14, 2018 at approximately 3:30 am, U.S. Park Rangers arrested Randy W. Eastman Jr, 30, of La Push, WA and Brianne M. Decker, 28, of Beaver, WA after attempting to remove entrance fee money from a fee canister in the Sol Duc valley in Olympic National Park.

Both Eastman and Decker had initial appearances at the Federal Courthouse in Tacoma, WA on July 16, 2018 and face multiple counts of Theft of Government Property. Eastman also faces charges of Possession of Burglary Tools and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Ongoing investigations tied Eastman and Decker to multiple thefts from fee canisters at various locations around the park.

The majority of Olympic National Park is exclusive federal jurisdiction therefore crimes committed in the park are federal crimes.

If you see something suspicious in any park area, stay safe and report it as soon as possible. Dial 911, talk to any NPS employee for help in reporting suspicious activity, or call the Investigative Services Branch Tip Line. You don't have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know:

-CALL the ISB Tip Line at 888-653-0009
-TEXT to 202-379-4761
-ONLINE at www.nps.gov/isb and click "Submit a Tip"

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Last updated: July 20, 2018

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