2017-12-05 / Police

Troopers, ECOs Team up to Charge 100 Arrests

Continuing the long-standing Sullivan County tradition, state Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) partnered with state troopers for the opening weekend of the big game hunting season. Known as the Green and Grey patrols, the officers were once again successful in the saturation patrols.

NYSP Troop F Commander Pierce V. Gallagher noted, “These patrols give our Sullivan County ECO’s the ability to safely and effectively patrol the entire county. They also help to ensure the safety of hunters, landowners, neighbors and motorists.”

During the four-day detail from Nov. 18-21, the officers investigated 31 complaints and initiated criminal actions which resulted in 100 charges — 18 misdemeanor and 82 violation level offenses. Eight antlered deer, five antlered deer heads and two bear were confiscated, along with 71 pounds of processed venison.

Gallagher stated, “As the season continues, these law enforcement agencies remind everyone to remind everyone to be safe, whether it be in the woods, at home or on the roadways.”

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