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Nov 20, 2015 1:52 PM

Seabrook man caught illegally clamming faces jail after confrontation with conservation officer

SEABROOK — A local man has been sentenced to 10 days in jail after pleading guilty to clamming without a license and getting into a fight with a conservation officer who tried to question him.

According to, David Janvrin, 40, was sentenced on Wednesday in the Seabrook District Court.

N.H. Fish and Game officials say Janvrin was spotted illegally clamming in a closed area and without a license in Seabrook in August.

When questioned by Fish and Game Department Conservation Officer Graham Courtney, Janvrin fled the scene and Courtney gave chase, officials said.

After a brief scuffle where the officer was hurt, Janvrin fled again, hiding in a nearby marsh.

Janvrin revealed himself after a police dog got near his hiding location, authorities said.

Charges against Janvrin included disobeying an officer, resisting arrest and clamming without a license.

Janvrin was ordered to pay roughly $1,800 in fines and spend 10 days in the Rockingham County jail.

Had he been charged only with illegal clamming, the fine would have been $75, authorities noted.

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