Commercial Fishermen Arrested for Theft

California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers arrested two commercial fishermen — 53-year-old John Wilson of Santa Ynez and 23-year-old Kai Griffin of Buellton — on charges of conspiracy and grand theft, alleging the pair stole live rock crabs from fellow fishermen and took other catches off the dock at the Santa Barbara Harbor. The pair reportedly carried out the thefts in the early morning hours then sold the crabs, along with several illegally landed species, at the Hollywood Farmers Market.

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