***ATTENTION: WA Park Parking Enforcement***

Discussion in 'Washington State' started by digits, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. digits
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    Hello BD Brothas. I recognize this is not a fishing report, but I just wanted to make sure to get the word out and give y'all a heads up that the Anacortes Police Department has taken it upon themselves to use WA Park as a means to raise the city's revenue by starting to issue tickets @ WA Park. That new machine they installed does not read my card, and I was issued a $50 ticket on Saturday because I had no cash to pay for parking. So I paid $58 to park ONE day there. I have NEVER had problems like this in the past. I went straight to the police station after the ticket was issued and no police officer would agree to meet me @ the station to talk to me about it. Hmm? There wasn't an officer inside the station? The whole thing is complete and utter bullshit. I don't even understand how the city has jurisdiction in a state park, and they never gave me a straight answer on that. I raised hell w/ everyone invloved and they essentially told me that I can contest it, but they know damn well I'm not going to take a day off of work to travel up to ANA from SEA and probably only get it reduced, if that. I talked to another angler as I was going off on the Fish and Game agent (She told me they are issuing tickets OFTEN now), and he told me the same thing happened to him recently, and he also had no choice, but to eat it. I'm beyond pissed off because everyone involved knows I did not deserve that fucking ticket. Fucking assholes stealing the working man's money. :2gunsfiring_v1:
  2. fishon_73
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    State and cities are broke. Any way they can sqeeze a little more out of our pockets they will! :shithappens: sorry to hear about the BS!
  3. BugeaterInWa
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    What are you bitchin about... Your looking at this the wrong way. DUDE, seize this opportunity like a champ! Refuse to pay the ticket, get the fine reduced to community service and talk to Trent ASAP!






    Really pretty crappy deal. Just how does the local PD have Juris over a State Park? Would the fine belong to the State and not the local LE? If local LE issued the citation then that would be for thier juris and the fine would be as well.

    Bummer man, hope you get it worked out.
  4. Catchn Ry
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    Washington Park is a city park not a state park. So city cops can write tickets. It's still Bullshit and they should leave it to the park officals to enforce it. I say fight it. That ticket machine is a piece of shit. and they need to keep it in good working order. keep fighting the good fight. Good luck and thanks for the heads up.
  5. Waterdog247
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    That parking pay station was broken last year. I called the parks department and told them it wouldn't take my card. The guy I spoke with told me to put a note on the windshield with his name on it, saying I was allowed to park. I left the truck and trailer there for four days, and didn't have any problems, though the guy parked next to me got a ticket, and he was only there for a day.

    I know it doesn't solve your problem, just letting you know what I did.
  6. digits
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    If I lived in ANA or nearby, I mos def would seize the opportunity to fight these dickheads. But like I said, I work in SEA, live in EVT, so it's just not feasible for me to do so, and I have reasonable suspicion from talking to these yahoos over the phone, that they damn well know that.

    More than anything, I just wanted y'all to be aware so you don't get bent over like I did.
  7. digits
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    Thanks, but I guess that's primarily my point, Jaime. The old machine was even worse and even when I had problems with this new one, the park never had an issue simply placing an envelope on my windshield and having me pay them @ a later date. But now the city of ANA has entered the frey and I just want y'all to know what they're up to.
  8. digits
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    Thanks for the clarification, Rydel. I did not know it's a city park. Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to fight it for reasons I explained above.
  9. BugeaterInWa
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    Im think you are missing my point about contacting Trent...

    He is the guy (I think) that got the ticket for dumping carcs in the lake and had to do community service which consisted of going out fishing with WDFW to tag Black Rock Fish.

    I tried to humor you a little.
  10. digits
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    Ohhhhhhhh! Gotcha! I remember reading that post. Yeah, that'd be awesome, but Rydel just informed me WA Park is a city park, not a state park, so I'm pretty much screwed.

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