Multi-agency Investigation Nets Arrests, Convictions, and Recovered Property From Olympic National Park

In the fall of 2017 Olympic National Park experienced a series of burglaries and thefts of government property. U.S. Park Rangers of the National Park Service, assisted by the U.S. Border Patrol, conducted an extended surveillance operation which led to the arrest and conviction of Alexander Turney for second-degree burglary.

The subsequent cooperative investigation by the Port Angeles Police Department, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, OPNET, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Western District of Washington and the National Park Service led to multiple federal and state search warrants served in the Port Angeles area.

These warrants resulted in six additional arrests including the federal indictment of Anthony Cannon and Rebecca Doninger (both of Port Angeles, WA) on second-degree burglary charges. Additionally, the investigation led to the recovery of thousands of dollars of stolen government and personal property from thefts within the park and the local community.

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Turney’s conviction was the result of a plea agreement in which he received a sentence of time served in federal detention, an order to pay $16,297.54 in restitution to the victims of his crimes, and a federal supervision period of 3 years. Turney was sentenced on March 30.