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Posted by: thepinetree on 02/03/2023 10:36 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 02/03/2023 10:36 AM
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Bald Mountain Helitak Base Break-In Most Recent in Series of Thefts

Sonora, CA...Law Enforcement with the Stanislaus National Forest is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and apprehending those responsible for an unlawful entry and theft between noon, Saturday, January 28 and 7:30 a.m., Sunday, January 29, 2023 at the Stanislaus National Forest’s Bald Mountain Helitak base off of Highway 108.





The theft at the helitak base resulted in the loss of various firefighting, aviation, and forestry equipment. Initial estimates place the value of the stolen property between $40,000 and $50,000. This latest theft is in addition to break-ins at the Forest Supervisor’s Office in Sonora (catalytic convertors were removed from vehicles), the Mi-Wok District Office, and the Summit District Office over the last six months.

“Fighting fire is a difficult enough challenge without the loss of our equipment,” said Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor, Jason Kuiken. “Obviously we will replace the equipment, but this is not something we have a budget for, thus funds will have to come from different program areas meaning the degrading of other services provided by forest staff. The forest will also need to repair the vandalism to these federal facilities (broken windows, damaged fencing, general clean-up of ransacked buildings). This too will have an impact to other program areas and the services we offer.”

Anyone with information relating to the theft at Bald Mountain Helitak Base or any of the recent break-ins are encouraged to contact Stanislaus National Forest Law Enforcement at 530-906-2087.

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Security
Posted on: 2023-02-03 11:28:38   By: Anonymous
 
No security cameras?
Hard to imagine that people can get to valuables so easily.

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    Re: Security
    Posted on: 2023-02-03 12:30:37   By: Anonymous
     
    Security Camears?????? This is the US Forest Service...a Federal Agency....with no idea of their responsibilities maintaining & protecting the equiptment purchased by us, the tax payers. Typical U.S Govt protocols!!!! Carry on Ladies & Gentlemen!!!!!!!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2023-02-03 13:29:31   By: Anonymous
 
Where would one even sell such specialized equipment unless it's for their own survivalist shelters. Hillary called it. These folks truly are the deplorables.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2023-02-03 13:32:59   By: Anonymous
     
    Thanks for the new equipment tax payers

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2023-02-04 06:08:39   By: Anonymous
     
    Don't blame survivalists. More than likely this was a local firefighter or wannabe local firefighter. Someone who knows where this facility is, and what was in it. You know, one of our local heroes.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2023-02-04 07:03:58   By: Anonymous
       
      Didn't George Santos run the USFS at one point?

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2023-02-04 07:25:53   By: Anonymous
         
        Wrong it was hunter biden

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2023-02-04 08:02:43   By: Anonymous
           
          Hungry Sniveler?, Rob

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2023-02-04 08:41:14   By: Anonymous
         
        Trump/Santos 2024 MAGA

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No Subject
Posted on: 2023-02-04 08:06:01   By: Anonymous
 
What and Honor to have a mountain named after you sniveler...

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