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Reward offered in government shutdown theft

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Nov 18 2013 11:16:55 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 18 2013 11:17:37 AM CST
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REDDING, Calif. -

Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information about the thieves who stole thousands of dollars in equipment from Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in Shasta County.

The theft happened around October 4th during the federal government shutdown.  An estimated $50,000 worth of items were taken from the Whiskeytown Fire Use Module Office and Station.

Someone made off with chainsaws, tools, firefighting equipment and a marked fire pickup truck.  The truck has been recovered.

If you have information you can call Secret Witness at (530) 243-2319