Law Enforcement - Watch Report

The U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers are on duty to protect you, the public, employees, natural resources and other property under the jurisdiction of the Forest Service. They issued the following violations for incidents occurring in March 2009 throughout the National Forests in Alabama.

Bankhead National Forest

3/21- Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) contacted a male subject in reference to a traffic violation after he stopped beside the LEO patrol vehicle at the Bankhead District Work Center. The suspect was issued violation notices for possession of a loaded weapon, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, alcoholic beverages, and driving with suspended license.

3/19 - Michael S. Taylor pled guilty to digging and excavating an archeological site. Taylor surrendered to US Marshals after a warrant was issued for his arrest in January 2009. Both men were sentenced to pay a $ 5,000 fine, two years probation, and two years banned from all national forest lands.

3/13 - Male received a violation notice for cutting green trees at Owl Creek Horse Camp campsite.

Conecuh National Forest

3/30 - Violation notice issued to a male subject who was operating an all-terrain vehicle on the roadway. 

Talladega National Forest - Shoal Creek District

No reported violations in March   

Talladega National Forest - Talladega District

No reported violations in March

Talladega National Forest-Oakmulgee District

No reported violations in March

Tuskegee National Forest

3/21 - LEO received information about a private vehicle with a missing tag was parked at the office since 3/16. LEO ran the VIN number through Macon County dispatch and was informed that the vehicle was stolen out of Montgomery, AL. The vehicle was towed to a secure area.  The Macon County Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation.