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Tre Arrested in Victoria, BC

this report by KOIN says he was arrested for shoplifting in Victoria, BC.
this was posted on the KOIN website...

Suspect Allegedly Caught Shoplifting
VICTORIA, British Columbia -- A Northwest fugitive was captured in Canada.

Accused eco-terrorist Michael Scarpitti, known as Tre Arrow, was on the FBI's most-wanted list, charged in a June 2001 arson of Estacada, Ore., logging trucks.

The FBI said Scarpitti also started fires at Ross Island Sand and Gravel in April 2001, causing $200,000 in damage.

The activist is well known in Portland for scaling a downtown building housing U.S. Forest Service offices and living for several days on the ledge. He has worked to stop logging operations and ran unsuccessfully for Congress.

Scarpitti has had connections with the Earth Liberation Front, a loose group of activists that the FBI has classified as an eco-terrorist group and lists as its No. 1 domestic terrorism priority.

Scarpitti was arrested Saturday in Victoria after allegedly trying to shoplift from a hardware store. Victoria police contacted Canadian immigration officials, who used fingerprints to tie him to the FBI's most-wanted list.

The FBI and members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force planned to release more information at a 2:30 p.m. news conference Monday.
Defese Fund established 16.Mar.2004 06:38


Tre's legal defense funs was established when he was indicted:
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