Incident Summary:

06/01/2001: Two or three logging trucks, that belonged to the Ray Schoppert Logging Company, were set on fire by environmentalists in Estacada, Oregon U.S.A. The fires were started when milk jugs filled with gasoline were set alight. The attack came the night before the company was to begin cutting trees from the Eagle Creek logging site. An alert Schoppert company employee noticed the fire. In August 2002, four men were indicted in connection with this attack. Authorities believe that this attack was linked with a similar incident in April 2001 that took place at Ross Island Sand & Gravel in Portland, Oregon. They also believe that the perpetrators may have links to the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and/or the Animal Liberation Front (ALF).

GTD ID:
200106010002

When:
2001-06-01

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Oregon

City:
Estacada

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Ray Schoppert Logging Company
Specific Description Logging trucks belonging to Ray Schoppert Logging Company in Estacada, Oregon
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $50,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
Milk jugs filled with gasoline were used to start the fire.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) (suspected) No
Earth Liberation Front (ELF) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three logging trucks torched in Oregon," The Associated Press, June 2, 2001."
"Activism or Arson," The Portland Mercury, August 22-28, 2002."