ST. JOHN MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING CRAB TRAPS

Release Date: 08/15/2006

On Aug. 8, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited Charles H. Larose Jr., 30, of Reserve for allegedly stealing crab traps.


Larose was apprehended on Lake Maurepas, west of Reserve Canal in St. John Parish after agent Edward Ridgel found him in possession of another fisherman's crab trap. Fishermen are required by law to tag each trap with their license number.  Larose was arrested and cited for theft of crab traps.  The stolen trap was seized as evidence.


Theft of crab traps carries a fine between $400-$750 or jail time up to 120 days or both plus court costs.


For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov.
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