Cape Cod Oyster Poacher Nabbed


CapeCodOnline: Police say they know who stole more than $40,000 in oysters and equipment from beds in East Dennis and Barnstable [Massachusetts] last summer, but they’re not quite ready to publicly name the culprit.

Barnstable police Lt. Sean Balcom, who heads the Barnstable Street Crime Unit, called the anticipated end of the 5-month investigation by multiple public safety agencies “the result of police work and the rewards” that were offered.

The street crime unit was tipped to the identity of the poacher by one of its informants, Balcom said.

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