Wildlife officers: Man jailed after stealing sea turtle eggs

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Posted: Jul 05, 2016 8:03 AM

TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Florida say a man is accused of taking more than 100 sea turtle eggs from a beach behind a home on Jupiter Island.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says in a news release that 49-year-old Glenn Robert Shaw was arrested Friday after the agency received tips that someone had been poaching the sea turtle eggs.

Wildlife officers increased patrols in northern Palm Beach County. The news release says they saw Shaw taking the eggs as a loggerhead turtle was laying them Friday night.

The agency says Shaw had 107 eggs. Wildlife officers kept 15 as evidence and the remaining eggs were buried by agency biologists.

Shaw remains in the Palm Beach County Jail on a $3,000 bond. Records don't indicate whether he has a lawyer.