Many thanks to Kathy Fies of the Milton Police Department for providing the following report to Accessmilton.com readers.
Many thanks to Officers Kiel, Wong, and Taylor for answering this call.
DATE / TIME REPORTED=>11/06/11 11:29am Sun,
LOCATION OF INCIDENT=>13540 Bethany Road, Milton GA 30004
OFFICER=> Kiel, B.C.(1162)
ASSISTING OFFICER=>Wong, J. (1198)
SUPERVISOR=> Taylor, C. (1114)
Report By : Ofc Kiel, B.C. #162
On 11-06-11 I was contacted by Georgia Department of Resources Ranger Psillis. Ranger Psillis is responsible for game and fish regulations in the Fulton County, Milton area.
Ranger Psillis said that he received a complaint about an illegal hunter in the area of 13540 Bethany Road, Milton, Georgia. Ranger Psillis said that he looked for the hunter for approximately an hour and could not locate. He also believed that the illegal hunter was using a firearm to hunt which is illegal in Fulton County. He asked that I deploy my police service dog "DaSilva" in a track for the hunter in the woods.
I located a camouflage stand/chair in the back of a red Nissan pickup. The vehicle was believed to belong to the illegal hunter. I used the chair as a scent article for "DaSilva" to track the hunter.
"DaSilva" smelled the chair and then began tracking very diligently in the woods west of Bethany Road and in a west-bound direction."DaSilva" began showing signs of tracking human odor. Approximately two hundred yards into the woods "DaSilva" indicated he was in the area of the human scent he was tracking. Approximately fifty yards ahead of us I observed a white male wearing camouflage walking toward us. I announced Police and K-9 presence and instructed the male to empty his hands of any weapons and walk towards us.
Ranger Psillis met with the man. He was identified as Anthony Rogers. Mr. Rogers said that he had permission from the land owner to hunt and was using a bow only to hunt with. Ranger Psillis confirmed these statements and released Mr. Rogers who left the woods on his own choice.