Olympic National Park: Hiker charged in federal court for backcountry thefts

PORT ANGELES — A hiker who allegedly burglarized three backcountry ranger stations in Olympic National Park during the last two weeks is facing federal charges in Tacoma.

Timothy McBride, 51, of Florida, remains in federal custody awaiting a detention hearing Monday before Magistrate Judge J. Kelley Arnold.

McBride was charged with three counts of possession of stolen property and one count of providing false information to a law enforcement officer Wednesday in U.S. Federal Magistrate Court in Tacoma, court documents show.

He is scheduled for trial Nov. 7 before Magistrate Judge John L. Weinberg, a federal court clerk said Wednesday.

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