Northeast Field Officer Report   - October 10, 2014

Monroe County WCO Ryan Gildea received information from a local police officer that helped identify and convict an individual of operating an unregistered ATV on State Game Lands 129.

Wayne County WCO Frank Dooley reports an ongoing investigation into dumping of large quantities of building materials and household trash on state game lands resulted in criminal charges being filed on two area men. Charges include destruction of state property, criminal mischief, and operating a motor a vehicle in restricted areas. In addition to criminal charges, the state is seeking to recover the costs of cleaning up the site and disposal.

Bradford County WCO Philip Kasper reports that a Monroeton man recently pleaded guilty to several charges stemming from an incident at the end of August involving the attempted killing of bats, shooting into a safety zone without prior permission, and damage to property by gunfire. The individual pleaded guilty and ended up paying approximately $456 in fines and costs, and an additional $1,500 in damages caused by the errant gunfire.

Northumberland County WCO Jason Kelley reports issuing written warnings to several individuals for failure to possess identification while hunting. Kelley reminds hunters identification is required on their person while hunting. 

Lackawanna County WCO Kevin Moran reports that an individual was cited for multiple violations that occurred on State Game Lands 135. The individual drove his Jeep behind a game lands gate. He received over $1,200 in fines.

Wyoming County WCO Victor Rosa reports the unlawful use of bait to attract wildlife appears to be on the rise in his district. 

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