Park Rangers Arrest Felon with Three Loaded Firearms
This is a press release from Redwood National and State Parks. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
An Oregon resident has been arrested by Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) law enforcement on multiple charges of possessing illegal firearms and drugs. On June 25 while on routine patrol, park rangers contacted an adult male illegally camping at Freshwater Beach. Rangers identified the camper as Terry Rogers, 62, of North Bend, Oregon.
During the ensuing investigation, rangers discovered three loaded firearms inside the vehicle that Rogers was operating. One of the firearms, a .22 caliber revolver, was reported stolen out of Coos County, Oregon. They also discovered over 1,500 rounds of various caliber ammunition inside the vehicle. Rangers were able to confirm that Rogers was prohibited from possessing firearms as a convicted felon.
Rangers later located a small amount of marijuana inside the vehicle in an open container, and a small amount of methamphetamine along with various items of drug paraphernalia.
Terry Rogers was subsequently arrested and booked under the following charges:
-PC 29800(a)(1) – Felon in Possession of a Firearm
-PC 30305(a)(1) – Felon in Possession of Ammunition
-PC 25850(a) – Loaded Firearm in a Vehicle
-PC 25400(a)(1) – Concealed Firearm in a Vehicle
-PC 25850(c)(2) – Possess Stolen Firearm
-HS 11377(a) – Possess Methamphetamine
-HS 11364(a) – Possess Paraphernalia
-CVC23222(b) – Open Container of Marijuana in Vehicle
Criminal charges are pending.
Visitation is steadily increasing as visitors come from across the country and the world come to experience the wonders of Redwood National and State Parks. Unfortunately, crime is also on the rise. Rangers work tirelessly, case by case, to increase and maintain park safety. You can help! Anyone with information regarding criminal activity within the parks is urged to contact the park’s anonymous tip line at: 707-465-7353.