FWC Report

During the week of Feb. 23 through 29, Officer Lipford was on patrol in Gulf County targeting night hunters when he observed a vehicle displaying a light into an open field in a manner capable of disclosing the presence of deer. He stopped the vehicle and found the driver and passenger were in possession of a loaded pneumatic air rifle. The appropriate action was taken.

While Officers Butts and Gerber were checking hunters in the area, they encountered an individual hunting without a license. Officers discovered the subject was a convicted felon and found him in possession of firearms, drugs and paraphernalia. The subject admitted to shooting a deer days prior with a firearm. The individual was arrested for the violations. 

While Gerber was on patrol conducting resource inspections, he found one subject to be in possession of six undersized black drum. The appropriate law enforcement action was taken.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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