An individual was taken into custody in connection with stolen Malheur National Wildlife Refuge vehicles.
Shortly after noon on Friday, Jan. 15, Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested Kenneth Medenbach, 62, of Crescent, at the Safeway in Burns. He was arrested on probable cause for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Law enforcement officers recovered two vehicles stolen from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) had previously reported the vehicles stolen to the Harney County Sheriff’s Office.
OSP troopers and deputies from several county sheriff’s offices responded to the scene.
“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is grateful for the quick actions from law enforcement,” said USFWS spokesperson Megan Nagel. “We will continue to work with law enforcement to recover vehicles bought and paid for by the American people to care for their national wildlife refuge.”