Apollo Park Poaching - Lancaster

Apollo Park Poaching - Lancaster

Thursday January 13th, 2011 :: 10:53 p.m. PST

In response to complaints of poaching, on Thursday, January 13, 2011, members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Parks Bureau and the California Department of Fish and Game conducted a surveillance of Apollo Park (4555 West Avenue G, Lancaster) .

Information had been received that Fish and Game Laws regarding fishing limits were being violated on days when the pond is stocked with trout. This illegal activity diminishes the enjoyment of the park by law abiding citizens who are interested in fishing legally.

During this operation two members of the public were issued citations for fishing with more than two poles and smoking in a county park. The majority of park patrons were found in compliance with the rules of the park.

Sheriff's Parks Bureau Captain Stephen Smith said that joint operations such as this will continue to occur on a random basis to ensure compliance with the fishing rules and regulations.

Game Warden Banks stated that operations such as this are something that the Department of Fish and Game normally does on their own. Working with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department was a good experience and we will continue to work together in operations like this at all County Parks.

The Parks Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department polices over 140 county parks, golf courses and special event venues throughout Los Angeles County.

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