Police Investigate Possible Sturgeon Poaching Case

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The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for public assistance to identify the person(s) responsible for the suspected unlawful take of sturgeon in Multnomah County.

On July 15, 2021, the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife North Valley Team received a call about a suspicious circumstance involving a sturgeon along NE Marine Drive along the Columbia River in Portland.

The Troopers received a photograph of a male and female standing along the shoulder of Marine Drive next to a large sturgeon. A Trooper responded immediately but the suspects and the sturgeon were gone. The Trooper spoke with several of the residents at nearby transient camps and showed them the photograph, but no one could positively identify the suspects.

Troopers went back to the area several times and could not locate the suspects.

The Oregon State Police is requesting that any person with information about this incident contact the TIP line and reference case number SP21-198335. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oregon State Police through the Turn in Poachers line at:

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

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