FWC Law Enforcement Report

August 8, 2017

The Florida FWC Division of Law Enforcement reported the following activity during the weekly period ending August 3 in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.


No report was received for Escambia County.


Officer Hutchinson was pumping gas in his patrol vehicle when a truck pulled up next to him pulling a boat. He asked the driver if he had been fishing and he stated that they had caught some bass in Hurricane Lake. When Officer Hutchinson asked if he could see them, they were hesitant to show him the fish. The subject was in possession of 11 bass, which is over the daily bag limit. The subject was charged with taking over the daily bag limit of black bass.

Lieutenant Hahr was patrolling in the Blackwater State Forest when he saw four subjects around a campfire in a primitive campsite. The subjects were drinking from fountain drink cups and a jug of orange juice was sitting near a cooler. An older man was present, but two young women and one young man appeared to be under the age of 21. The younger man took a bottle of vodka from the cooler and was drinking from the bottle in front of the older man. When Lieutenant Hahr approached the subjects and identified himself, the young women immediately dumped out their drinks. The younger man was 18 years of age and the two young women were 17. Two cannabis cigarettes and an additional container of cannabis was found, which the younger man claimed. The older man was charged with giving alcohol to a person under 21 and the others were charged with possession of alcoholic beverages by a person under 21. The younger man was also charged with possession of not more than 20 grams of cannabis.

This report represents some events the FWC handled over the past week; however, it does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement. Information provided by FWC.

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5 Responses to “FWC Law Enforcement Report”

  1. Jay fl on August 11th, 2017 8:57 pm

    You pour the beer out and call thier parents. Then the parents should decipline thier children. That’s what used to happened when I was a teenager. I was always more scared of my parents than the law. But the law only took you in if you were doing something real wreckless. Now they will have to pay thousands of dollars check into probation for years and might even do jail time. Jail isn’t good for kids that age

  2. Bob's Brother on August 9th, 2017 11:40 am

    Jay, what if one of these young ladies was your daughter? Would you approve of an older man allowing her to drink a potent form of alcohol…or weed?

  3. Pensacola Pete on August 9th, 2017 6:25 am

    Why do you think an “older man” was providing alcohol to minors? One male, two females sounds like he had more than camping in mind.

  4. Jay resident on August 8th, 2017 10:15 pm

    Why are you mad that they are doing the job they get paid to do please continue to enforce the law good job they shouldn’t be out drinking in a public camping area drinking underage.

  5. Jay fl on August 8th, 2017 7:18 pm

    Well Officer your’re a real joke. Leave those kids alone. You probably did more harm than good. Go track down some real criminals. Not people minding thier own business by a camp fire.

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