Thousands of rounds of ammo stolen from Crater Lake park

The Register Guard

CRATER LAKE — Someone has stolen thousands of rounds of ammunition from a locked building at Crater Lake National Park, and the National Park Service is asking for the public’s help in finding the whoever is responsible.

According to a news release Friday from the Park Service, the rifle and pistol ammunition was stolen from a locked building in the park’s headquarters area. The ammunition was used as part of the park’s law enforcement program. Its theft is a felony.  

Anyone with information that could help invesitgators is asked to contact the Investigative Services Branch by phone, text, website, email or social media. Callers can remain anonymous, although investigators are offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible.

The ISB tip line is 888-653-0009; send a text to 202-379-4761; reply online at and click “Submit a Tip” or send email to A message can be left via Facebook at @InvestigativeServicesNPS or Twitter to @SpecialAgentNPS.

10 thoughts on “Thousands of rounds of ammo stolen from Crater Lake park

  1. “The ammunition was used as part of the park’s law enforcement program.”

    Which is illegal to begin with, so it should have been ‘confiscated’.

    “Its theft is a felony.”

    Oh my… so if they catch the ‘confiscator’, he’ll lose not only all that ammo, but his guns as well. tsk, tsk…

  2. Being a part time private investigator.
    I can clearly state by the given evidence.
    That it was the McDonald’s ham burglar that’s responsible for this crime.
    His real goal is to make America. ..
    McGreat again.
    I hear they have a new executive order happy meal.
    It’s the number two on the menu.

  3. This is what happens when you put untrained “Barney Fifes” in charge.
    The Forest Service has absolutely no reason to store ammunition at Crater Lake National Park.
    I suspect this is a setup and the ammo will show up in Mexico or the Middle East or Haiti or in our local police state agencies.
    Basically anywhere the “intelligence services (CIA, DHS, DIA, FBI, BLM?, etc., etc., etc.) can make a buck gaming the system.
    I’d put money on the idea that this was why the ammunition was given to all of the National Parks in the first place.
    Crater Lake is just the first place to notice…and not figure out the scam before they reported it.
    Good for them.

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