DEEP: DEEP Makes Arrest for Illegal Fishing

October 5, 2011
DEEP Makes Arrest for Illegal Fishing

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) said today that State Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police Officers have arrested two men on violations of marine fisheries laws. The arrests occurred yesterday, October 4. The men arrested were David J. Hochman, 45 from Orange, Connecticut and John J. Warnock, 65 from Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The subjects were in possession of twelve striped bass which is 8 fish (4 per man) over the daily limit of 2 per person.

The officers, acting on a complaint, arrested the two men as they were attempting to offload the fish to a vehicle on Boulder Avenue in Stonington. The two men had begun their fishing trip at the state-owned Barn Island Boat Launch, also in Stonington. They are to appear in New London Superior Court on October 19, 2011.