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UPDATE: Manahawkin Man Off-Roaded Soybean Fields, Accused Of Destroying Farm

Two men, including a 25-year-old Manahawkin resident, have been charged with destruction of agricultural property and other motor vehicle offenses after they illegally off-roaded their pickup truck through soybean fields in a state wildlife management area.

Rudolf Licwinko of Manahawkin and Patrick J. Dolan, 20, of Closter were arrested by state conservation officers recently after destroying soybean fields while operating a pickup truck in the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area in Upper Freehold Township, according to conservation officers with the state Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife have charged t

An estimated five acres of soybean crop was destroyed.

"The Division of Fish and Wildlife has a zero tolerance policy regarding individuals who operate vehicles off the established roadways of state wildlife management areas," said Mark Chicketano, Acting Chief of DEP's Bureau of Law Enforcement. "In this case, a farmer suffered an economic loss of his crops and compaction of soil on prime farming grounds. In most cases, these vehicles destroy habitat for wildlife."

Both Dolan and Licwinko were charged with a third-degree count of destruction of agricultural property, careless driving and operating a vehicle off the established roadway of a state wildlife management area. Licwinko was also charged with driving with a revoked license. In addition to the charges, the DEP also will seek restitution for the farmer's lost crop and land damage. The farmer leases the land from the state. 

The Division of Fish and Wildlife asks anyone who sees illegal off-roading activity on state parklands and wildlife areas to contact the DEP hotline at 877-WARNDEP (877-927-6337).
Bionic Bill December 01, 2013 at 08:39 PM
so these idiots noticed plants planted in rows and obviously tore it up for fun.. Not the sharpest tool in the shed! Just a couple of tools! Part of their punishment should be to replant and take care of the area they destroyed next spring!!
disney dee December 05, 2013 at 03:29 PM
How does this guy get away with this stuff? He is 25 years old and still acting like an idiot! He's been busted so many times for drug possession, drug dealing, driving on a revoked list among other things and he is not in jail!!! check out Stafford TWP police blotter~ this guy is all over it!! The way this guys is doing drugs ~ he'll be 6' under before he ever see's inside a courtroom! He is a scam artist in the true sense of the word, be on the lookout for his name in the papers again for theft of services, embezzlement and fraud to name a few! Scum of the earth!

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