Southeast Field Officer Report   - August 18, 2014

Berks County WCO Dave Brockmeier encountered individuals in a game lands parking lot who had left litter behind in the lot. Charges will be filed.

Berks County WCO Eric Anderson reports that a man was cited at Lake Ontalaunee for possession of a controlled substance, fishing with out a license and littering. “Littering in this area continues to be a problem,” he said.

Dauphin County WCO Mike Doherty reports that after a yearlong multi-agency investigation, a trucking company paid the Game Commission for over $7,000 of damage to wildlife resulting from an oil spill in Harrisburg. This is in addition to settlements and damages paid to other environmental agencies as well.

Lancaster County WCO John Veylupek cited an individual for taking small game out of season.

Lancaster County WCO John Veylupek cited two individuals for unlawfully causing damage to State Game Lands. The individuals paid fines of $100 in addition to the cost of the damages.

Lebanon County WCO Brian W Sheetz reports seeing lots of nice bucks throughout the county in the past month. “Also, based on the amount of nuisance bear calls this year, hopefully it will be a good year for bear hunters,” he said.

Lehigh County WCO Kevin Halbfoerster reports that over a 30 workday period when officers were available to patrol an area in Lehigh County known as the Bake Oven Knob, there were 78 citations filed and 87 warnings issued to individuals, totaling 165 violations. A total of 77 hours were spent. Most of those violations resulted from possessing, consuming and/or transporting alcohol and/or controlled substances on State Game Lands.

Lehigh/Northampton County WCO Shawna Burkett reports that new security cameras were recently installed by Allentown City at a local township park, which is also enrolled in the PGC Safety Zone Cooperative program. The cameras were installed to deter illegal dumping and other vandalism in the area.

Northampton County WCO Brad Kreider recently submitted three specimens (two raccoons and a bat) for rabies testing. All three were handled by the general public. 

Northampton County WCO Brad Kreider reports officers put down a buck that was covered with large external fibroid tumors, causing the deer to go blind and become very emaciated, not being able to travel and feed.

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