OSP Identifies Poaching Suspect

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The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife is thanking the public for assistance in identifying the suspect in a poaching case.

On Thursday, Fish & Wildlife issued a call for the public’s help in identifying the owner of a light-colored SUV last seen near Hermiston around October of 2021.

The vehicle was captured by an OSP Fish & Wildlife Division mobile recording device, but the license plate was unreadable. It is believed the vehicle may reside in the Benton County area of southeast Washington and is connected with a poaching incident nearby.

OSP Fish & Wildlife Division had exhausted all other leads in the case and turned to the public for help.

Several hours after asking for the public’s help, the OSP announced it had identified the suspect.

“A suspect has been identified in this case and the investigation is moving forward,” said the OSP in a press release Thursday evening. “Thanks to the public for their assistance.”

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