Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents arrested Jason P. Mire, 39, of Crowley, for alleged theft of crawfish and criminal trespassing on April 15 in Acadia Parish.
LDWF Agents had received complaints from crawfish farmers in the Mowatta area about people stealing crawfish from traps in their ponds. At approximately 9:30 p.m. on April 15, LDWF Sgt. Justin Sonnier was on surveillance in the area when he observed Mire allegedly taking crawfish from traps in a pond that did not belong to him.
Sgt. Sonnier was able to apprehend Mire with 31 pounds of live crawfish. The 31 pounds of crawfish were valued at approximately $62 and were returned to the victim’s pond.
Mire was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail and his bond was set at $1,000. Theft of crawfish valued less than $500 brings up to six months in jail and up to a $500 fine. Criminal trespassing carries a fine between $100 and $500 and up to 30 days in jail.
Sgt. Sonnier was assisted by Acadia Parish Sheriff’s deputies Sgt. Glenn Johnson, Deputy Timmy Leleux and Deputy Randy Chaisson.
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