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55 arrests made in Delaware's November Shotgun Deer Season

Dec 1, 2010

55 arrests made in Delaware's November Shotgun Deer Season

There were 55 arrests during shotgun deer season this year in Delaware. Charges include 17 deer tagging violations, 11 trespassing charges, seven not displaying hunter orange, five charges related to possession of firearms/ammunition by convicted felons and four spotlighting charges. The shotgun deer season is from November 12th through the 20th.

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Fish and Wildlife Enforcement makes 55 arrests during November shotgun deer season

DOVER (Dec. 1, 2010) - DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents handled a total of 93 complaints and made 55 arrests during shotgun deer season from Nov. 12-20. Charges included 17 deer tagging violations, 11 trespassing, seven not displaying hunter orange, five possession of firearms/ammunition by convicted felons and four spotlighting. Illegally taken deer were donated to the Sportsmen Against Hunger program. A list of arrests and charges follows.

Nov. 12
Jeffrey P. Williams, age 54, of Newark, charged with failing to display hunter orange while hunting deer during a firearms season.
Joseph V. McCoy, age 39, of Milford, charged with trespassing to hunt deer.
Garret R. Campbell, age 64, of Oceanview, charged with trespassing to hunt deer and failing to display hunter orange during a firearms deer season.
David P. Williams, age 28, of Millsboro, charged with failing to display hunter orange during a firearms deer season.
Ebon H. Johnson, age 26, of Bear, charged with hunting deer with a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells.
William H. Ferris, age 43, of Clayton, charged with failing to tag a deer.
Michael S. Dignan, age 45, of Dundalk, Md., charged with illegally taking antlered deer.
Kenneth A. Esposito, age 47, of New Castle, charged with failing to tag a deer.
William J. Rhodes, age 45, of New Castle, charged with possession of an untagged deer.
Charles P. Sewell, age 51, of Lincoln, charged with two felony counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, two felony counts of possession of ammunition by a person prohibited, one count of hunting without a license and one count of trespassing to hunt. He pled not guilty and was released on $16,000 unsecured bond, pending trial in Court of Common Pleas.
Dwayne E. Burns, age 46, of Newark, charged with hunting over bait on state-owned lands and hunting on a state refuge, and Victor A. Johnson Jr., age 41, of Newark, hunting on a state refuge.
Anthony P. Foster Sr., age 70, of Middletown, charged with trespassing to hunt deer and failing to display hunter orange while hunting during a firearms deer season, on Delaware City Refinery property.

Nov. 13 Carl McRoss, age 41, of Ellendale, charged with failing to tag a deer. Henry L. Dukes Jr., age 39, of Georgetown, charged with trespassing to hunt deer and possession of an unlawfully taken antlered deer; Harry L. Spivey, age 42, of Millsboro, trespassing to hunt deer. Both plead guilty. Dukes was fined $1,333. Spivey was fined $106. Allen J. Quillen Jr., age 45 of Lewes, charged with felony possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, two counts of transporting unlawfully taken antlered deer, transporting unlawfully taken antlerless deer, unlawfully using a quality buck tag on an antlered deer with less than 15-inch antlers. Joseph A. McHugh, age 22, of New Castle, James E. Rembecki, age 53, of Wilmington, and Thomas E. Manley, age 29, of Wilmington, charged with trespassing to hunt deer, on Delaware City Refinery property.

Nov.14 Martin Ellis, age 51, of Smyrna, charged with possession of undersized tautog.

Nov. 15 Michael E. Camisky, age 56, of Dover, was charged with two counts of failing to tag antlered deer, one count of failing to register antlered deer within 24 hours, two counts of transporting unlawfully killed antlered deer, two counts of killing antlered deer without obtaining antlered deer tags, one count of possession of a loaded weapon in a motor vehicle, and one count of failing to display hunter orange while hunting during a firearms deer season. Camisky pled not guilty and was released on $1,900 unsecured bond pending trial in Court of Common Pleas.

Nov. 16 Gary E. Timmons, age 25, of Georgetown, charged with one count of spotlighting while having a firearm in a motor vehicle and fined $300. Fontane L. Nichols, age 42, of Seaford, charged with loitering.

Nov. 17 Joshua T. Burridge, age 40, of Landenburg, Pa., charged with trespassing to hunt deer. Jeremy R. Russell, age 23, of Bridgeville, charged with spotlighting and failing to display hunter orange while hunting during a firearms deer season. William E. Calhoun, age 23, of Bridgeville, charged with spotlighting, failing to display hunter orange while hunting during a firearms deer season and spotlighting. James F. Steele, age 68, of Millville, charged with hunting in violation of wildlife area regulations.

Nov. 18 Zachrey J. West, age 19, of Milton, charged with operating an ATV on public roadways.

Nov. 19 Stephen D. Richmond, age 54, of New Castle, charged with trespassing to hunt deer. John P. Hysock, age 64, of Lewes, charged with spotlighting.

Vol. 40, No. 396.

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