FWC Law Enforcement Report

October 5, 2017

The Florida FWC Division of Law Enforcement reported the following activity during the weekly period ending September 28 in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.


Officer McHenry received a complaint that an individual was operating a PWC in a reckless manner in a small canal off Pensacola Bay. Shortly after arriving, the PWC was observed being operated at night and violating the idle speed zone. After being addressed, the operator of the PWC turned toward Officer McHenry, got within 15 feet of the dock and then fled. At a nearby boat ramp, a trailer for two PWCs was located and one was missing. The operator who fled was the owner of the second PWC. Officer McHenry contacted the operator and was arrested for fleeing and transported to jail.

Lieutenant Hahr was patrolling in Perdido River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) when he observed a man and woman trying to smoke methamphetamine while the woman’s three children were present. Both subjects were charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and accessing the management area after hours and were booked in the Escambia County Jail.


Officer Hutchinson and Investigator Milstead observed two men selling shrimp on the side of Highway 90. They conducted a license and resource inspection and discovered that neither subject had the proper license to sell saltwater products. Both men were issued notices to appear for selling saltwater products without a retail dealers license.

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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4 Responses to “FWC Law Enforcement Report”

  1. Fawn Avant on October 5th, 2017 2:01 pm

    Thank you FWC for staying diligent in persuing those that break the laws that protect.

    It is especially important for citizens to become involved in letting FWC know of who is doing what so FWC can follow up and investigate.

  2. mike on October 5th, 2017 1:26 pm

    Wow Officer McHenry I hope they let you out soon. :(

  3. ADRIAN Lewis on October 5th, 2017 10:49 am

    Enjoy seeing the efforts of our friends at work.

  4. Bob's Brother on October 5th, 2017 10:10 am

    Kudos to Officer McHenry for the PWC intervention. Most PWC operators are responsible and don’t break the law. A few, however, give the rest of them a bad name. In Florida, it is illegal to “play” in a passing boat’s wake. We see this quite often, as we’re on the water a good bit. It would be nice to see some tickets issued for that violation as well.

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