$25,000 reward offered for help finding whoever shot electrical equipment near JBLM

The Bonneville Power Administration is offering a reward to find whoever recently shot insulators near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma.

The company said Wednesday that insulators have been damaged four times in the past three months, between 34th Avenue East and Mountain Highway East on the Olympia-Grand Coulee transmission line, southeast of JBLM between Spanaway and Graham.

Insulator damage can lead to electric shock, serious injury or death to people in the area, the company said.

The equipment makes sure electricity stays in the power lines, and keeps it out of components such as towers and poles.

BPA is offering a $25,000 reward for tips that lead to a conviction. Anyone with information is asked to contact Pierce County sheriff’s Sgt. Frank Clark at 253-798-4963 or

BPA’s crime witness hot line is 800-437-2744.