Thanks to one picture, these two got in a whole lot of trouble with the law.

What a surprise... people getting caught doing things they shouldn't be in New York State. From using noodles to bait a bear, to posting illegal takes on social media... the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has seen and handled it all.

But these two got a little too cocky for their own good.

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A Photo Worth a Hefty Fine

DEC Forest Ranger Gagne recently received a tip of two people walking with air rifles on state lands in Suffolk County. The information given was better than just words though. The reporter provided a photograph of the two subjects, giving better proof of the accusation.

Ranger Gagne quickly sent the photos over to Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) McGhee, who was helping assist in the investigation. Luckily for the two of them, their culprits showed up sooner than later.

But they were in MUCH MORE trouble than they were before.

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Credit - NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Credit - NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Caught in the Act

While on patrol, Ranger Gagne and ECO McGhee stopped two people matched their description. To make matters even worse, both were also driving ATV's on state land. Both subjects complied and admitted to trespassing.

Both were charged with illegally operating ATV's on public land and trespassing on posted lands.

Safe to say... don't be stupid. When you choose to break the law, you're eventually going to get caught. The more you push your luck, the more likely you are to get caught in the end.

15 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- November 2023

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 11/01/2023:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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