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Reward Offered for Crook County Vandals

PRINEVILLE, OR -- Portland General Electric is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for damaging Crook County power lines. 


The vandalism was discovered a month ago near Millican and Stearns Road, south of Prineville. According to the Sheriff's Office, someone shot the insulators that support 500 kV transmission lines. Investigators say the incident created substantial danger to those in the area and resulted in expensive repairs for PGE.
Anyone with information on who might have been in the area on August 25, between 6 and 6:40 p.m., or who know who is responsible for the vandalism, is asked to call the Crook County Sheriff's Office at 541-447-6398.

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