Theft of cultural artifacts on the rise

SOUTHERN OREGON —Illegal activities involving cultural artifacts are on the rise, this according Oregon State Police and the Bureau of Land Management.

The BLM says in Southern Oregon, there are several new cases involving the illegal search for archaeological artifacts, like arrowheads.

According to the BLM, cultural materials on public lands may not be removed, damaged, disturbed, excavated, or transferred without a permit from their office.

It says Oregon State Police Troopers have written several citations, they are also working on ways to track the locations of these artifacts.

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NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.