Reclamation Offers Up To $1,000 Reward For Information On Vandalism Of Power Transformer In Klamath Basin Project

Media Contact: Jeffrey McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: November 05, 2003

Reclamation has activated its Crime Witness Program and is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator of an incident at Pumping Plant F located east of Highway 97, just north of Midland Road in the Klamath Basin Project, Klamath County, Oregon, on Wednesday, October 22, 2003, between 6-8 a.m. Employees from a local irrigation district noticed a lack of water delivery to one of its locations. As they investigated the area, they discovered that someone had shot a PacifiCorp power transformer, taking it out of service. The transformer is dedicated for use by the pumping plant.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the CRIME WITNESS confidential informant hotline at 1-800-437-2744.

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