A Cedar Lake
resident was arrested Sunday on multiple charges after the Indiana
Department of Conservation said he was harassing waterfowl hunters on Cedar
According to DNR,
at 2 p.m. an Indiana Conservation Officer responded to Cedar Lake following
a report that Donald Latulip, 71, was interfering with a group of hunters.
On his arrival, ICO Alex Neel observed Latulip in a pontoon boat near the
hunters, waving a white towel when ducks flew into the area, DNR said.
“The hunters also
gave Neel video showing Latulip discharging a shotgun toward a residential
area on the lake,” DNR said.
subsequently left the area in his boat and entered North Point Marina--which
he owns--where Neel and Cedar Lake Police officers attempted to make contact
with him but instead encountered a locked gate. “While at the gate, officers
heard what sounded like additional gunfire coming from the marina’s docks,”
refused to open the locked gate, officers forced it open, and at 5 p.m.
Latulip was taken into custody and transported to Lake County Jail.
charges of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, hunter harassment,
and hindering a conservation officer, DNR said.