FWC Law Enforcement Report

June 16, 2019

The Florida FWC Division of Law Enforcement reported the following activity during the weekly period ending May 30 in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

ESCAMBIA COUNTY

Officer Allgood and Captain Glover were on water patrol in the Pensacola Pass when they stopped a vessel coming in from off shore with fishing gear present on the vessel. While conducting a fisheries inspection the officers found two undersized cobia on board the vessel. Two of the vessel occupants admitted to catching the cobia and were issued citations for taking undersized cobia.

Officer Allgood and Captain Glover were on patrol when they saw a vessel violating a wake zone and driving in an erratic manner cutting across other vessels’ paths on several occasions. The officers conducted a stop to address the violations and saw several indicators of impairment. Officer Allgood administered field sobriety tasks and determined that the operator was impaired. Officer Allgood arrested the operator for operating a vessel while normal faculties were impaired and transported him to the Escambia County Jail.

Officers Long and Clark were on vessel patrol at Big Lagoon State Park in Pensacola when they saw a vessel violate a wake zone. After conducting a stop to address the violation, the officers detected several indicators of impairment. After field sobriety tasks, the officers placed the operator under arrest for operating a vessel while normal faculties were impaired and transported him to the Escambia County Jail.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY

Lieutenant Berryman received information that a subject fishing on the Pensacola fishing pier caught an oversized red drum and placed it in his cooler. Lieutenant Berryman arrived at the pier a few minutes later and located the subject in question who possessed a 34-inch red drum. Lieutenant Berryman issued the subject a citation for taking an oversized red drum.

Captain Glover and Officer Ramos were on vessel patrol in the Santa Rosa sound and conducted a resource inspection on a boat returning from offshore. The two occupants appeared nervous and during questioning admitted they had harvested a red snapper even though they knew it was closed season. A large red snapper was seized and a notice to appear was issued to the vessel operator.

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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Comments

5 Responses to “FWC Law Enforcement Report”

  1. Don Neese on June 16th, 2019 4:01 pm

    Thanks officers. I’m amazed at how many people will adamantly stake down on driving while drinking, But have no problem with a guy in a bass boat going 70 mph past blue lake or running a 20,000 lb.. yacht drunk trying to run over little guys in aluminum boats.

    Just too many stupid idiots with money!!!

  2. Tee bug on June 16th, 2019 11:29 am

    What surprises me the most is that most of these salt water fish species that we all are getting fines over are the ones back in the day that were considered trash fish absolutely amazing isn’t it

  3. tg on June 16th, 2019 8:40 am

    NICKNAK also Bluegill and Crappie taste better.

  4. Laughing on June 16th, 2019 7:32 am

    But only 50 at a time Niknak.

  5. Niknak50 on June 16th, 2019 6:52 am

    I quit salt water fishing years ago. The reason is as follows:
    “This fish is a half inch short
    “This fish is an half inch over”no
    This fish should have 3 black spots, not 2
    “The season on this one closed today

    I don’t need all that, bluegills are just fine





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