Fleeing From MNR Conservation Officer Costs Man $1,000

MNR News Release – Angler fined $1000

A Raglan man has been fined $1,000 for not stopping when approached by a conservation officer.

Michael George pleaded guilty to failing to stop for a conservation officer when instructed to do so.

The court heard that on February 23, 2010, George was returning to shore on his snowmobile after fishing on Balsam Lake. At the shoreline a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer signalled to George to stop so the officer could inspect his catch. George fled from the area. He was later found and charged.

Justice of the Peace John MacDonald heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, in Lindsay, on July 13, 2010.

Conservation officers are authorized to stop and inspect anglers and hunters in order to ensure they are complying with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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