Newspaper article The Florida Times Union


Newspaper article The Florida Times Union


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Here are some of the cases recently worked by officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:


On April 11, Officer Chuck Ehrismann conducted a fisheries inspection on a vessel coming into the Sebastian Inlet. The fisherman was in possession of several slipper lobsters, one of which was an egg-bearing female. The man was issued a citation for possession of an egg-bearing slipper lobster.


On April 10, Officer "Kat" Kelley was busy on Lake Weir. She issued 13 boating citations and 31 warnings. Her day was completed when she observed a boat on full plane in the idle speed zone. After making contact with the operator, she determined he was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail.

Lt. Gregg Eason received a complaint that an individual was seen shooting two turkeys from the roadway in northwest Marion County. For two hours, Investigator Janice Jones assisted Lt. Eason in searching the area for the suspect. Finally, at approximately 10 p.m., the officers found the suspect's residence. As they pulled up into the driveway, the illegal turkey hunter met them at their patrol vehicle. As it turned out, the officers interrupted a small dinner party. The suspect and his guests were deep-frying three freshly killed turkeys. The ensuing investigation revealed the illegal hunter killed two jakes earlier in the evening and a hen turkey the previous day. He was charged with taking a hen turkey, taking over-the-daily-bag limit of turkeys, taking over-the-season limit of turkeys, and taking wildlife from a right-of-way.


Officer Herb Frerking checked an individual fishing on the St. Johns River. During the fisheries inspection, Officer Frerking discovered that the individual was in possession of an eight-inch black bass. …

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