Deputies: Man arrested with vehicles stolen from Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

One of the recovered vehicles from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (Photo: Harney County Sheriff's Office)

A suspect is in custody in connection with two stolen Malheur National Wildlife Refuge vehicles, according to the Harney County Sheriff’s Office.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported the vehicles stolen to the Harney County Sheriff's Office, and they were later found by officers.

Oregon State Police arrested Kenneth Medenbach, 62, of Crescent just after 12 p.m. Friday at the Safeway in Burns.

According to deputies, Medenbach was arrested on probable cause for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

"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."

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