Bethel man charged with night hunting

PARIS — A Bethel man was arrested Thursday morning on three charges, including night hunting. 

Bradley R. Chamberlain, 26, was arrested by the Maine Warden Service around 7:17 a.m. in Bethel and charged with night hunting, operating without a license and failure to appear in court. 

According the the Oxford County Jail, a warrant for Chamberlain's arrest was issued by Rumford District Court when he failed to appear to face an illegal attachment of plates charge. 

Further details about Chamberlain's arrest were unavailable Friday. A call to the arresting Warden, Norman Lewis, was not returned Friday. According to the jail, Chamberlain was released on $200 cash bail and a $500 unsecured bond at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. 

Maine law prohibits hunting wild animals from half an hour after sunset to half an hour before sunrise. A violation is punishable by a mandatory three-day jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

This was the second arrest on night-hunting charges in the area in less than a week. Last Wednesday, wardens arrested a Rumford man who allegedly shot at a deer decoy they were operating in Woodstock. 

pmcguire@sunjournal.com

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Thomas Jenkins's picture

Bethel man charged with night hunting

"This was the second arrest on night-hunting charges in the area in less than a week. Last Wednesday, wardens arrested a Rumford man who allegedly shot at a deer decoy they were operating in Woodstock".

I'm guessing neither one of these scholars was the Valedictorian of their high school class. I suspect game wardens could use these decoys all over the State and get the same results. Dummy is as dummy does. I know Oxford County has the distinction of having the highest percentage of obese people in the State, but please don't tell me they also have the highest number of dummies.

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