Fullassault Posted December 8, 2021 Share Posted December 8, 2021 (edited) This was confiscated by the WVA Natural resources police. ? The post…. “There have been several incidents involving illegal hunting in recent weeks in District 1. Some of the cases from Sgt. Spangler’s area are as follows: On October 23rd, two hunters were charged in the Pleasant Valley area by Officers Kocsis and France for various hunting violations during early antlerless deer season, including hunting without licenses, no antlerless stamp, and no blaze orange. Other cases are pending related to spotlighting, Illegal possession, and hunting without license. On October 29th, Officer Prickett and Sgt. Spangler received a complaint about a possible illegal deer kill in the Galloway area of Barbour County. Upon investigation, it was determined that a 10-point buck had been killed with a 30-06 rifle that was checked in as an archery kill. The shooter also discharged the firearm within 500 feet of several houses, and the buck was across the creek on a neighboring property. On October 26th , Officer Rumney received information of an illegal buck kill in Clarksburg. It was determined the individual had illegally killed the deer within city limits and committed several DNR violations. On Friday, November 5th, Officer Rumney and Sgt. Spangler were patrolling the Wallace area of Harrison County around 9:30pm and encountered two subjects walking in the roadway, one of which was fully camouflaged and carrying a loaded sawed-off shotgun with three flashlights attached to it. The subject with the gun attempted to conceal it along the roadway. Investigation revealed that the subject was a convicted felon and prohibited to possess the firearm. The subject was arrested pursuant to the firearms charges and drug paraphernalia. Officer Dudley and Corporal Ozalas have had several calls in Tucker County as well. One case involved a nonresident and a resident who shot a deer with a crossbow from the road. Several other complaints were received and are still being investigated related to shots fired at night and illegally killed deer carcasses that were found by landowners. Night-time patrols have resulted in several other charges including uncased crossbows and hunting after legal hours by Officers Rumney and Kocsis. On November 12th, Officer Rumney, Officer France, and Officer Kocsis were patrolling the Adamsville area of Harrison County. During that patrol, Officer Rumney arrested an individual for DUI 2 nd Offense. In the cases above, citations/charges are pending in the respective Courts. Many of the violations that are encountered are only successfully prosecuted with the assistance of good witnesses. If you observe game violations, please contact your local DNR office or 911 center. “ Edited December 8, 2021 by Fullassault Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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