May 3, 1986 |
It was a morning for catching a cold, not fish. But here, in the wind and rain, were two guys drowning worms in the Pennypack Creek. Sally Corl stopped the car. "You got licenses?" asked Corl, a waterways conservation officer for the Pennsylvania Fish Commission. One of the pair was sitting on a lawn chair. His head swiveled slowly. "License?" he repeated. His face was flushed; his eyes pink. He'd obviously been drinking heavily. Corl gave a shrug that seemed to say, why me?
November 14, 2010 |
FAIRFIELD, Pa. - When Tom Stoner thinks about his friend David L. Grove, the state wildlife conservation officer fatally shot on patrol a few miles from here Thursday night, the stories come spilling out. He recounts how Grove, 31, once found two young boys illegally using bait to hunt deer in his territory 50 miles west of Harrisburg. He apprehended them and then tracked down their father. "The father was teaching the kids to break the law," Stoner said. "David recognized that.
February 23, 1995 |
Three Exton men have been charged by the state Game Commission with poaching deer in populated areas around the Church Farm School. The three, Robert E. Gatlos, 55, Robert J. Gatlos, 28, and Todd E. Gatlos, 19, face maximum fines of more than $10,000 for the game law offenses, which were discovered last month.. "They broke just about every law they could," Mike Doherty, a wildlife conservation officer, said in a news release. "They were poaching near their neighbors' homes and nearby schools.
November 13, 2011 |
GETTYSBURG - Adams County Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove was gunned down a year ago after making a stop to investigate suspected deer poaching. The 31-year-old officer had seen spotlighting, heard gunshots in Freedom Township about 10 p.m., and then pulled over two men in a pickup truck. Within minutes, the young lawman lay dead, shot during a "ferocious exchange of gunfire. " Christopher Lynn Johnson, 27, was charged with murder and could face the death penalty. Grove has been remembered as a well-trained officer.
May 30, 2012 |
State police are investigating an incident in which an officer with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources allegedly shoved Michael Marino, the former Montgomery County commissioner and former district attorney, at his ranch Sunday. "I was the victim of an assault," said Marino, 70, when reached by phone Tuesday. About 5 p.m. Sunday, the conservation officer was performing a traffic stop in a parking lot at Marino's ranch on Anders Road in Skippack Township when Marino approached and questioned the officer, state police said.
May 30, 2014 |
THE BUCKS County black bear is back: Tell your friends. Specifically, tell them to stay away from the 250-pound beast, which the state Game Commission tried to capture late Wednesday night. Police in New Britain Township saw that the bear, which moseyed through the area for most of Wednesday afternoon, had finally slowed down, Cheryl Trewella, a spokeswoman for the Game Commission, said last night. They contacted a local conservation officer, who tried to shoot the furry visitor with a tranquilizer dart.
December 22, 1997 |
The township tried in November to destroy their handiwork. It took two men and a backhoe several days to clear away the sticks and stones packed under the bridge on Trythall Road. But within 24 hours, the beavers were back. This time to build a better dam, one that threatened the roadway. While neighbors were charmed, officials were flat out frustrated. "Beavers are a little like Gen. MacArthur," Dan Yost, conservation officer for the state Game Commission, explained yesterday.
June 16, 1996 |
Philadelphia's own Left Bank - the lower portion of the Schuylkill - showed off its charms yesterday during a daylong celebration. The Schuylkill River Festival featured running and bicycle races on West River Drive, and boating, live music and food stands on and near Walnut Street Bridge. The celebration highlighted an ongoing project to turn the Center City stretch of the river into a waterfront park. Farther downstream at Bartram's Garden, volunteers were busy cleaning up that part of the riverbank in preparation for a wetlands that will be built there during the next year.
July 26, 1989 |
Two Camden County lakes, where almost 1,000 fish died Sunday, suffered long-term damage and may have to be restocked, officials said yesterday. Large-mouth bass, sunfish, bluegills and other fish were found dead at the 12-acre Lekau Lake on the Pine Hill Boy Scout Reservation and at a lake on the Pine Valley Golf Course, according to state Department of Environmental Protection officials. The fish kill had not spread downstream to Clementon Lake yesterday, officials said. Lekau Lake will remain off limits to the Boy Scouts until the cause of the fish kill is determined.