OREGON STATE POLICE IS REQUESTING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN POSSIBLE STURGEON POACHING CASE- MULTNOMAH COUNTY
The OSP Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for public assistance to identify the person(s) responsible for the suspected unlawful take of sturgeon in Multnomah County.
On July 15, 2021, the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife North Valley Team received a call about a suspicious circumstance involving a sturgeon along NE Marine Drive along the Columbia River in Portland. The Troopers received a photograph of a male and female standing along the shoulder of Marine Drive next to a large sturgeon. A Trooper responded immediately but the suspects and the sturgeon were gone. The Trooper spoke with several of the residents at nearby transient camps and showed them the photograph, but no one could positively ID the suspects. Troopers went back to the area several times and could not locate the suspects.
The Oregon State Police is requesting that any person with information about this incident contact the TIP line and reference case number SP21-198335. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oregon State Police through the Turn in Poachers line at:
TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677)
TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.
PREFERENCE POINT REWARDS:
* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep
* 5 Points-Mountain Goat
* 5 Points-Moose
* 5 Points-Wolf
* 4 Points-Elk
* 4 Points-Deer
* 4 Points-Antelope
* 4 Points-Bear
* 4 Points-Cougar
Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.
* $1,000 Mountain (Bighorn) Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf
* $300 Habitat Destruction
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl
* $100 Furbearers
-Oregon State Police