Fish & Wildlife officers issue 51 citations

DOVER — DNREC said its Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers made 1,165 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, including 104 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks between Oct. 19-25.

DNREC said officers responded to 52 complaints and issued 51 citations, seven of which were related to the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Conservation Area and associated recreational trail, where there is an increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence.

On Friday, DNREC announced several arrests, including:

Pleading not guilty to alleged illegal hunting waterfowl near Seaford on Oct. 24 were, clockwise from upper left, Benjamin S. Lloyd, Carlton F. Milligan III, Carlton F. Milligan Jr., Dylan C. Shockley and Corey A. Williamson. (Submitted)

Pleading not guilty to alleged illegal hunting waterfowl near Seaford on Oct. 24 were, clockwise from upper left, Benjamin S. Lloyd, Carlton F. Milligan III, Carlton F. Milligan Jr., Dylan C. Shockley and Corey A. Williamson. (Submitted)

• On Oct. 25, officers arrested five Sussex county residents in connection with alleged hunting waterfowl over bait at Fleetwood Pond near Seaford on Oct. 24.

Benjamin S. Lloyd, 27, of Seaford; Carlton F. Milligan Jr., 46, of Laurel; Carlton F. Milligan III, 22, of Delmar; Dylan C. Shockley, 22, of Laurel, and Corey A. Williamson, 24, of Seaford, were charged with one count each of hunting migratory waterfowl over illegal bait and possession of unlawfully taken game/waterfowl. After pleading not guilty via video arraignment, all five were released on $500 unsecured bond each, pending court appearances at a later date.

• On Oct. 23, officers cited three Sussex County residents in connection with alleged hunting waterfowl over a baited pond in Lewes.

James Dorrell, 51, of Millsboro, and Blake P. Moore, 22, of Lewes, were each charged with one count of possession of unlawfully taken game/waterfowl. They were issued fines of $330 each, including court costs.

Taylor J. Moore, 26, of Millsboro, was charged with one count of hunting migratory waterfowl over illegal bait and issued a $165 fine, including court costs.

Kurt C. Brown

Kurt C. Brown

• On Oct. 23, officers cited Travis J. Tryon, 35, of Stevenson, Md., for one count of possession of over-the-limit waterfowl. He was issued a $107 fine, including court costs.

• On Oct. 22, in response to reports of damaged duck blinds in the Concord Pond area, officers arrested Kurt C. Brown, 53, of Seaford, and charged him with three counts each of criminal mischief, impeding lawful hunting and causing or contributing to illegal discharge of solid waste; two counts of criminal trespass; and one count each of entering a state-owned area after hours and failure to display navigation lights on a vessel after sunset.

Mr. Brown was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown. He was released on $3,250 unsecured bond, and was ordered by the court to have no contact with victims involved and barred from entering the waters of Concord Pond.

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