February 6, 2014

Several Charged in Wildlife Enforcement Case

ALLAGASH, MAINE: On the evening of February 5, 2014, the Maine Warden Service executed six search warrants as a result of an ongoing investigation into illegal hunting activity in the town of Allagash. Five of the warrants were in Allagash and one was in Palermo. A number of suspects were charged with various hunting violations and two subjects were arrested and taken to the Aroostook County Jail.

The Warden Service was assisted by several Maine State Troopers during the execution of the warrants. Maine Game Warden Lt. Dan Scott commented that the suspects charged in this investigation are intentional wildlife violators who display a complete disregard for our fish and game laws. He added that their current and past poaching practices have undoubtedly had an impact on local wildlife resources. He commented that the Warden Service has been working with the Aroostook County District Attorney?s Office on the investigation and more charges are likely to be filed.

Below is a summary of charges filed:

Carter McBreairty (age 57) of Allagash

Hunting Deer After Having Killed One (Class D crime)

Kim Hafford (53) of Allagash

False Registration of Deer (Class E crime)

Jess McBreairty (50) of Allagash

Hunting with a Suspended License (Class D crime) Arrested for a violation of bail (Class D crime)

Reid J. Caron (36) of Allagash

Arrested on a warrant for night hunting moose (Class D crime)

Hope Kelly (63) of Allagash

Possession of Moose Killed at Night (Class D crime) Possession of an Unregistered Moose (Class E crime)

Gregory Hughes (63) of Allagash

Possession of a Firearm by a Felon (Class C crime)

Arlo Caron (73) of Allagash

Unlawful Possession of Gift Deer (Class E crime)

Gerald M. Pollard (57) of Palermo

Illegal Possession of Moose (Class E crime)