Police arrested and charged a Glastonbury man with unlawful interference of a legal hunt.
49-year-old Derek Oatis of Bayberry Road in Glastonbury was charged with interfering with a lawful bowhunt when he proceeded to take his neighbor’s treestand from the man’s property in an attempt to prevent him from deer hunting.
Police said that the charges stemmed from an incident occurring on November 23, 2015 when Oatis entered his neighbor’s land and stole a treestand. Oatis turned himself in later on February 17, 2016 and was released pending arraignment.
The court date for the accused Oatis was set for early March 2016. The charges included theft, trespassing, and interfering with a lawful hunt.
Under Connecticut law, interference of a legal hunt is a class C misdemeanor.