FIVE NONRESIDENT POACHERS APPREHENDED IN CRAWFORD COUNTY
On Nov. 30, an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen led Pennsylvania Game
Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Mario Piccirilli to a farm along Turkey
Track Road in Conneautville, Crawford County. The information WCO Piccirilli
received indicated that five non-resident hunters were illegally shooting deer.
A search of the area resulted in nine illegal deer being confiscated and five
individuals being charged with 15 counts of Game and Wildlife Code violations.
Their fines totaled $7,500, plus court costs. The individuals were taken into
custody and arraigned before District Justice Lincoln Zilhaver and, after
failing to post bond, were committed to the Crawford County Jail.
On Dec. 1, the defendants posted bond and pled guilty to all charges at District
Justice Rita Marwoods' office in Linesville.