Police: Drain man arrested, another cited in poaching, trespassing investigation


    25-year-old Trent M. Tinnes of Drain was arrested & charged in a poaching & trespassing case, Oregon State Police reports. (Photo courtesy Oregon State Police / Booking photo via Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

    DRAIN, Ore. -- A Drain man was arrested and another Drain man cited for their part in a poaching and trespassing incident on December 5, Oregon State Police reported Tuesday morning.

    On December 6, 2018, an Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife trooper from the Roseburg Area Command responded to the reported incident that occurred the previous day in the Drain area and found that a large black tail buck deer was shot near a residence in Drain.

    The event was captured on the home security system.

    With assistance from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, police identified 25-year-old Trent M. Tinnes and 21-year-old Travis D. Tinnes, both of Drain.

    On December 14, troopers and deputies contacted the men at their residence.

    "The antlers and head for a 4X3 black tail deer were recovered," OSP said. "The meat that was recovered from a butcher shop will be donated to a charity."

    A Drain man was arrested & another cited in a poaching & trespassing investigation in Drain, Oregon State Police reported Dec. 18, 2018. (OSP photo)

    Trent Tinnes was arrested and lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the following charges:

    • Unlawful Take of Buck Deer: Prohibited Method ( rifle during archery season)
    • Unlawful Take of Buck Deer: Prohibited Weapon ( .17 Caliber Rifle)
    • Unlawful Take of Buck Deer: Prohibited Hours
    • Hunting While in Violation of Criminal Trespass
    • Criminal Trespass with a Firearm
    • Recklessly Endangering Another Person x 2

    Travis Tinnes was criminally cited and released on the following charges:

    • Aiding/ Counseling in a Wildlife Offense
    • Driving While Suspended Misdemeanor

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