2016 Press Release
March 30, 2016
Connecticut EnCon Police Make Arrest for Possession of Striped Bass
Fish Are Less Than Legal Length and Over Daily Creel Limit
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that State Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police, with the assistance of their K-9 unit, arrested Hydri Cenkoli, age 60, of Woodbury, Daniel Cenkoli, age 32, of Waterbury, Bilbil Cenkoli, age 57, of Waterbury, and Gurali Cenkoli, age 46, of Woodbury, yesterday, March 29, for possession of 38 striped bass, all of which were less than the minimum legal length and for possession of striped bass over the daily creel limit.
At approximately 10:00 p.m. yesterday, EnCon Police received an anonymous complaint of four anglers fishing in the Housatonic River in Shelton off of River Road, who were in possession of a large quantity of undersized striped bass.
EnCon officers responded, located the anglers, and with the help of their trained dog discovered 38 striped bass that were hidden in bags in the rocks and bushes. The EnCon dog is specially trained to detect a variety of species of fish to assist in situations like this. All fish were less than the minimum legal length. (Daily limit is one fish and legal length is 28 inches.)
The charges against the four men are misdemeanors with a court date of 4/12/2016 in Derby.