FELTON, York County — The Pennsylvania Game Commission charged a 59-year-old Felton man with poaching after receiving a tip from Operation Game Thief, according to a press release issued by the commission.
Vincent Sabatino III is charged with four counts of Unlawful Taking or Possession of Game or Wildlife.
According to the Game Commission, officers received a tip on Nov. 30 after someone spotted Sabatino transporting deer outside the season. After an investigation, Sabatino was found to be in possession of four unlawfully taken deer: a seven-point buck, a three-point buck, a spike buck, and an anterless deer.
Sabatino did not possess a Pennsylvania hunting license, officers said.
Further investigation uncovered violations that occurred in Maryland, according to the Game Commission. Sabatino is facing several charges from those violations as well.
Sabatino faces a fine of $1,600 to $3,200 and four months of jail time for his Pennsylvania violations, the Game Commission says.
You can help protect wildlife by reporting wildlife crimes through the online OGT form bit.ly/PGCOGT or by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-888-PGC-8001.