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Oregon militia member arrested after driving federal vehicle into town to get snacks

An Oregon militia man who was occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge was arrested Friday after law enforcement found him driving a stolen federally-owned vehicles into the local Safeway for supplies.

An Oregon militia man who was occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge was arrested Friday after law enforcement found him driving a stolen federally-owned vehicles into the local Safeway for supplies.

A statement from the Harney County Sheriff’s office said:

An individual is in custody in connection with stolen Malheur National Wildlife Refuge vehicles.

Shortly after noon on Friday, January 15, 2016, Oregon State Police arrested Kenneth Medenbach, 62, of Crescent, Oregon, at the Safeway in Burns, Oregon. He was arrested on probable cause for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Law enforcement officers recovered two vehicles stolen from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) had previously reported the vehicles stolen to the Harney County Sheriff’s Office.

OSP troopers and deputies from several county Sheriff’s offices responded to the scene.

“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is grateful for the quick actions from law enforcement,” said USFWS spokesperson Megan Nagel. “We will continue to work with law enforcement to recover vehicles bought and paid for by the American people to care for their national wildlife refuge.”

According to the Sheriff, only one driver was arrested but two vehicles were found. Both featured new stickers that read “Harney County Resource Center” to cover the U.S. Fish and Wildlife logos, which is the new name the militia are insisting be used for the Malheur Refuge.

The Bundy militia also started removing surveillance equipment from the area after finding what appears to be a FBI listening device on the phone line. Whether it belongs to the U.S. government or the Fish and Wildlife, the militia members are making good on their promise to take down surveillance equipment

Featured image via libertynews.com

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  1. Kit9

    January 15, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    When will the government take out the trash and remove this racist, thieving, bipedal garbage from our sight.

  2. Perry

    January 15, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    They are allowing these terrorists to go in and out to buy supplies? When will the federal government start keeping these morons in and starve them out?

  3. itsjim

    January 15, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I would wonder why this continues? Starve them hell, give notice, allow the children and any adults that wish to accompany their exit, and tend to business. Give clear warning of time. Then take care of the criminals that remain, if they choose suicide by Fed, drop a couple bombs so they know what to expect, it is what it is. This makes little sense?

  4. JT Easy

    January 16, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I think the authorities are being very careful to not allow this fiasco to turn into a firestorm and feeding frenzy for the disturbed and self-righteous militia prone.

  5. Perry

    January 16, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Well, of course. These are white people they are dealing with. It would be over the day after it started it were minorities involved.

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