Officials are investigating an alleged poaching incident at a pond on the campus of the former Scotland School for Veterans' Children. Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg, say the incident took place late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.Police officials said the initial investigation leads them to believe that one of the individuals taken into custody is an owner of a local restaurant; however, that information could not be confirmed with the investigating officer as of Thursday evening.
Police responded to the school after security officials there discovered a net in the pond. Attempts to contact the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission were unsuccessful late at night, police said.
A short time later, police patrols returned to the pond after security caught two individuals returning to collect their nets, police said. Names were not released Thursday evening.
Police then made contact with the Fish and Boat Commission and turned the investigation over to them, police said.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Press Secretary Eric Levis confirmed on Thursday that state police turned the alleged incident over to commission's Bureau of Law Enforcement.
"The state police had responded to a trespassing complaint and apparently found the individuals with a net," Levis said in an email. "That is all the information I have at this time."
The Bureau of Law Enforcement officer for the Franklin County area is on leave until Saturday, he said. Once he returns, the commission will work with the state police and more information will be available as they begin their investigation.