Underage “Cabrewing”, Other Illegal Activity Leads To Arrests On River

Posted On June 16, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

harrison-police-fire-canoeing-for-a-cure-finish-2-07262013.jpg(Franklin County, Ind.) – Police were busy enforcing a variety of laws on the Whitewater River in Franklin County this past weekend.

Indiana Conservation Officers say they issued 32 citations and arrested 16 people as they targeted illegal activities by recreational canoeists on the river Saturday. Charges included fishing without a license, littering, minor consuming alcoholic beverages, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and Brookville Police assisted conservation officers by transporting the arrested offenders to the county jail.

Indiana Conservation Officers say they are committed to protecting Indiana’s natural resources for the enjoyment of all citizens without the hindrance of illegal activity.

The officers are also using the arrests as an opportunity to remind the public of the inherent dangers associated with the mixing of alcohol or illegal drugs with any type of water recreation.