CRIME STOPPERS: Fire-rescue equipment theft

KTVL/Sarina Sandoval

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore - A large amount of fire-rescue equipment was stolen from the Illinois Valley Fire Department in cave junction.

Josephine County Sheriff's Office says the suspect, Kyle Nelson, is now in custody, but deputies are still looking for the equipment.

It happened twice in February within two consecutive weeks.

Undersheriff Travis Snyder says the equipment is worth $8,000.

"It's equipment used by the firefighters to literally save lives and without it, a lot of people can potentially be in danger if the fire department doesn't have the tools to do what they need to do, " said Snyder.

The items were removed from one of the fire-rescue vehicles parked at the fire station.

Some of the stolen items taken include a rescue rope, dry suits, medical bags, strobe lights and rescue helmets.

The case number is 03-14-17.

If you have any information on this fire-rescue theft in this crime, you can call or text Crime Stoppers at 1-800-850-0580.

Depending on the information given, Rogue Credit Union will pay you up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and filing of charges. As always, you can remain anonymous.

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