Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Deputies: Pair Attempted To Hunt In Off-Season

Two men were arrested after deputies say they were attempting to hunt in Golden Gate Estates late Sunday night.

Agriculture deputies spotted a truck traveling east on Immokalee Road three miles east of State Road 29, shining a spot light into a cow pasture, around 10:30 p.m.

According to sheriff's reports, the area is known for wild hogs, deer and turkey. Deputies believed the light was being used to search for the reflection of eyes of any wild animals that may be in area.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, Yordano Sanchez, 18, of Hialeah and his passenger Alberto Y. Martinez, 32, of Miami. Deputies located two 12-gauge shotguns, shotgun shells, a large spot light, a leather belt for carrying extra shells, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hunting regulation magazine, a flier for taxidermy, and a large cooler filled with ice inside the truck.

A hunting dog was also in the truck with Martinez and Sanchez, reports said.

It is currently not hunting season, reports said.

Both men were charged with hunting with a gun and light, a misdemeanor.

Martinez, Alberto

Sanchez, Yordano