April 25, 2018
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Bethel man charged with night hunting

By Peter L. McGuire, The Forecaster

PARIS, Maine — A Bethel man was arrested Thursday morning on three charges, including night hunting.

Bradley R. Chamberlain, 26, was arrested by the Maine Warden Service around 7:17 a.m. in Bethel and charged with night hunting, operating without a license and failure to appear in court.

According to the Oxford County Jail, a warrant for Chamberlain’s arrest was issued by Rumford District Court when he failed to appear to face an illegal attachment of plates charge.

Further details about Chamberlain’s arrest were unavailable Friday. A call to Norman Lewis, the arresting warden, was not returned Friday.

According to the jail, Chamberlain was released on $200 cash bail and a $500 unsecured bond at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Maine law prohibits hunting wild animals from half an hour after sunset to half an hour before sunrise. A violation is punishable by a mandatory three-day jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

This was the second arrest on night-hunting charges in the area in less than a week. Last Wednesday, wardens arrested a Rumford man who allegedly shot at a deer decoy they were operating in Woodstock.

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