News: Reward offered for information leading to Yaquina South Jetty Gate Vandals
Story by Michelle Helms
The Corps of Engineers is working with Newport and Lincoln County law enforcement officials to find out who damaged the cable gate installed on April 26, 2011. A post on Saturday, April 30, to the Portland District Corps of Engineers Facebook page indicated an emergency required the cable to be cut by emergency personnel (the post was later removed). When Corps personnel investigated, they found the cable intact but one of the posts supporting the gate had been pulled out of the ground. Follow up with emergency services agencies indicated there was no emergency call on the day of the Facebook post.
The Corps installed the gate to limit vehicle access on the jetty to emergency vehicles only. The Corps plans to re-install the gate and the incident is being investigated through the Corps of Engineers’ Corps Watch program.
Individuals who witness or suspect that a crime has been committed against Corps property are encouraged to call 1-866-413-7970 toll-free to report theft, vandalism, or any other threat or suspicious activity against Corps property, 24 hours a day. Callers may remain anonymous.