Saturday, January 16, 2016

Man Arrested Driving Vehicle Stolen From Oregon Wildlife Refuge

This kind of stupidity should be painful.

Police say man arrested in US vehicle stolen from Oregon refuge


Authorities arrested a man they said was driving a government vehicle stolen from a wildlife refuge being occupied by an armed group protesting federal land policies as the standoff in Oregon's high desert hit the two-week mark.

Kenneth Medenbach, 62, of Crescent was arrested by Oregon State Police at a grocery store in Burns for investigation of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. It was unclear if he has a lawyer. Medenbach is already facing charges in U.S. District Court in Medford after authorities said he illegally camped on federal land between May and November last year, according to federal court records.

Authorities also say they recovered a second stolen vehicle from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge but provided no other details. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service previously reported the vehicles had been stolen.

So far, authorities have not tried to remove the group from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. As the situation drags on, people in the local area are growing increasingly weary and wary of the group.

What is the thought process here, they aren't using it?
Nobody will notice if I just run down to the store for a pack of smokes?


Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle that belongs to the Feds?

You can kick the seriousness of that charge up about ten notches.


  1. "Wudn't nobody usin' it so ..."man, we did that shit on every army post I was stationed - especially in viet nam, republic of. Hey! and sometimes we were stealing a vehicle - I mean, REDISTRIBUTING, a vehicle to replace the one that got glommed from US! We felt it was okay because well, we could get away with it! like them fuckers. difference bein' back in them days ALL of us; Jeeps, trucks, generators ... fuckin' ... US ... we all belonged to the gub'mint. I haven't done it again since I got out in '74, though. You can go to jail for stealing trucks.

  2. Maybe the FBI was getting one of their "embeds" out before showtime.


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