HERMISTON — Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife is looking for help in finding the owner of a light-colored SUV last seen around October 2021 near Hermiston.
A camera caught a picture of the vehicle, but the license plate is unreadable, according to OSP.
According to the department, “it is believed the vehicle may reside in the Benton County area of southeast Washington and is connected with a poaching incident nearby.”
In a press release, the department states it “has exhausted all other leads in this case and is now urging anyone with information regarding this case to call the Oregon State Police Tip-line at 800-452-7888, *677 or email at TIP@osp.oregon.gov.
The reference case No. SP21-290284.
Meanwhile, Fish & Wildlife is publicizing the Turn In Poachers program, which offers preference points or cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or citation for the unlawful killing of wildlife and or waste of big game.
“Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags, and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags,” according to the press release, which adds that rewards can be as high as $1,000.
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