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mindyabinessmindyabiness Posts: 7,999 Admiral

Division of Law Enforcement

Weekly Report

July 18 - July 24, 2014


Officers from the South A Region’s Jupiter Field Office conducted a saturation patrol in conjunction with Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies at the Corbett WMA. The saturation patrol was the first of a series of operations set up with one of our agency partners targeting criminal activity in a WMA. The operation generated three misdemeanor Cannabis/ Drug Paraphernalia arrests, nine-day use permit violations with notices to appear issued, two misdemeanor off trail notices to appear issued and one warning issued for a day-use permit violation. Additional operations will be forthcoming.

Investigator Booth and Officer Merizio were conducting land patrol in the J.W. Corbett WMA when they observed a red, Toyota Tundra traveling eastbound towards their fully-marked patrol vehicle. They initiated a traffic stop on the Toyota Tundra and made contact with the driver of the truck. Investigator Booth asked the operator if he had a day-use permit in order to be in the J.W. Corbett WMA, and he stated "no." Investigator Booth then asked the operator if he had a driver’s license and he also stated "No, it's bad." A license check revealed that his license had been suspended five previous times for driving while license suspended and/or revoked. It was determined that the subject’s license was revoked, as a habitual traffic offender, until 2016. The subject was then placed under arrest for felony traffic violations. The subject was issued a uniform traffic citation accompanied by a mandatory court date for driving while license suspended/revoked, 2nd or subsequent offense. The subject was also issued a citation for no day-use permit in a WMA. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the subject was transported to the Palm Beach County Jail without incident.

I like this one

While on land patrol, Officer Warne observed a subject trespassing behind a fence on Florida Power and Light (FPL) property. The subject was fishing in an FPL water-cooling discharge lake. Officer Warne approached the subject and identified him by his driver's license. A records check indicated that the subject was recently issued a citation for trespassing in the same location earlier in the month. The subject advised Officer Warne that he needs to be arrested because he is just going to continue to trespass to fish. Officer Warne placed the subject under arrest for the violation and Officer Sullivan transported him to the Broward Sheriff’s main jail. In the subject’s property were eight debit/credit cards in several different peoples’ names. An investigation will be conducted to determine if these cards were obtained or are being used without the owner’s consent.
Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon... No matter how good you are, the bird is going to crap on the board and strut around like it won anyway.


  • JonsredfishinJonsredfishin Posts: 3,049 Captain
    :hairraiser:hairraiser. 'Mindyabiness' and you'll be okay.
    One president put a man on the moon.
    Another president put a man in the Lady's bathroom.
  • ScarecrowScarecrow Posts: 338 Deckhand
    That,s a great idea, just stay away from it.
  • gritsnhuntin1gritsnhuntin1 Posts: 1,181 Officer
    This should have been done months ago and continued for a while. I bet something stupid happens and they close that place up during the off season.
  • FloridaODFloridaOD Posts: 4,476 Captain
    Not the Place my Dad & I explored,used and enjoyed in the 70's. Come to think of it,the neighborhood we lived in North Miami ain't anywhere near the place it used to be either.Moved far away years ago. Always expected the public acreage,Corbett to expand,grow.
    Why did you all Fall Down?
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  • Derek ArsuaDerek Arsua Posts: 2,474 Captain
    I'm surprised that's all they got there should have been so many DUI and under age drinking
  • gritsnhuntin1gritsnhuntin1 Posts: 1,181 Officer
    My buddy was out there camping this weekend(i thought it was crazy too) and saw quite a few people mudding and what not. Also said the trash is pretty bad in all the camps. It took them a few hours just to clean out the area he was camping in.
  • binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,797 Admiral
    yall stay out of that place, I've seen locals get shot at, ditches cut in the roads, nails in the trails, tree stands being burned, game cams is like guantanamo island
  • wilburzwilburz Posts: 1,023 Officer
    its like the movie mad max! Steer clear!

    Happiness is a belt fed weapon!

  • gritsnhuntin1gritsnhuntin1 Posts: 1,181 Officer
    Come opening morning, i'll battle my way past all the traps and cam thieves only to encounter a bunch of foreigners shooting guns during archery season. Once i get to my tree i'll hunker down and do my best to defend it from all these crazy people!
  • bgeorgebgeorge Posts: 1,652 Captain
    You may be able to use the people to your advantage. Pick a stand location that will funnel game to you and then leak information that the guy hiding money has stashed some around in an easy to identify area close by. When they come looking for the money they will bump up game and send it your way.

    I love the challenge of hunting public land. It takes a balance of offence and defense.
    The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Hopefully the next man is not dropping his stones on the mountain you are trying to move.
  • morrowmorrow Posts: 554 Officer
    I'm some what surprised and truly disappointed with that much labor and effort those are the only results. It amazes each week that FWC press release their law enforcement activities report log and the small amount of documented activity.
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  • bgeorgebgeorge Posts: 1,652 Captain
    What they report on the press release is just a sample of the activity. Some regions are better then others at highlighting the activity. My local region post very few stories. Love to read them and get an idea as to what they feel is important and news worthy.
    The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Hopefully the next man is not dropping his stones on the mountain you are trying to move.
  • wilburzwilburz Posts: 1,023 Officer
    if u get there early enough you can hang out with all the punks that are still partying from the night before. Good times!

    Happiness is a belt fed weapon!

  • JRussellJRussell Posts: 1,411 Officer
    wilburz wrote: »
    if u get there early enough you can hang out with all the punks that are still partying from the night before. Good times!

    So true!
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  • Mr19-6Mr19-6 Posts: 166 Deckhand
    Busted some pot heads and someone off trail in a huge sting?

    Seems like a productive use of tax dollars.
  • vitamin_dvitamin_d Posts: 85 Greenhorn
    Mr19-6 wrote: »
    Busted some pot heads and someone off trail in a huge sting?

    Seems like a productive use of tax dollars.

    I'm not so sure that a "saturation patrol" = "huge sting".
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