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Man Convicted Of Violating Mentor's Deer-Hunting Law

The man admitted to trespassing on someone else's property to collect a deer he shot

A man was convicted Tuesday of violating Mentor's new deer hunting law.

In October, Timothy Hejuk shot a deer with his bow while on property where he had permission to hunt.

However, the deer wandered to an adjacent property on Hopkins Road where Hejuk did not have hunting privileges before it died.

Instead of contacting the police department -- which the law requires him to do -- or asking for the neighbor's permission to collect the deer, Hejuk waited until night, sneaked onto the adjacent property and took the deer, Mentor Police Chief Daniel Llewellyn said.

When the person who lives on the Hopkins Road property awoke the next day, he found blood from the deer kill on his land and called the polce department.

Police located Hejuk and charged him with hunting without permission.

He pleaded guilty in Mentor Municipal Court.

Judge John Trebets fined him $500 and sentenced him to five days of volunteer work and three months of probation.

Furthermore, Hejuk had to forfeit the deer and he lost his hunting privileges in Mentor.

Llewellyn said this is the first time anyone has been convicted of violating the city's new bow-hunting law.

Karl Hubrath November 20, 2012 at 09:33 PM
I would like to make a comment please. The way that I see this is, if we as a society allow hunting, what good will it do if the meat is allowed to rot and benefit no one? I do not like the hunting and feel that we can live side by side with the animals. Hunting is not the answer, maybe neuter the female dear will do the trick, God bless.
Larry Cardo November 21, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Good for Tim. We have just too many deer in Mentor--and our leaders are doing little about it. I guess they are waiting for someone to get killed by a deer before acting?
Play more hockey November 21, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Haha you're funny Larry ... When was the last time you saw a deer kill someone? If everyone would slow down and do the speed limit and be a little cautious there would be no issue. Killing is NOT the answer. But kudos to Judge Trebets for the sentence?
None of your biz November 27, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Shame on you judge Trebets. As a non hunter myself I can see you are biased against hunters. Hunting is a non issue here. All this guy is guilty of is trespassing. Would u give the neighbors kid the same sentence for retrieving his ball from your yard? Your sentence did not fit this man's crime. We have people in this city convicted of criminal trespass and they get less of a sentence. So how is that fair? I feel you let your personal feelings get the better of you this time. You failed us tax payers.
Pat November 27, 2012 at 01:34 PM
To the woman who said "maybe neuter the female dear will do the trick, God bless." What's your address so we can send you the bill for the 1000's that we could "fix". My dog cost $500.00 to fix!!! I wonder what the cost of these would be.
Karl Hubrath November 27, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Sorry None of your buz, but it is the law and the hunters very well know what is expected of them; there is no excuse for breaking the law. I would agree to help change the law. I would agree to help band hunting deer all together as well in Mentor that is. But to disregard the law all together and expect a slap on the wrist? I do not like the hunting at all. God bless.

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