Crime: Taking Back the Ramps

June 20, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

It had to happen sooner or later: thieves have begun regularly targeting vehicles at boat launch sites and recreation areas around the country, most notably in Tennessee and Oregon. Some anglers are getting fed up about wondering what is happening to their rigs while they are fishing and have started to form patrols at trouble spots. “‘We want to do something about tweakers (meth addicts) breaking into our cars,’ said Steve Crook, a Eugene fly-fisherman and RAT member. ‘One out of five people I talk to has been affected by this.'” Rebecca Nolan in the Oregon Register-Guard.