Man, woman arrested for unlawfully shooting snow geese
December 29, 2011
A tip from the public led to the arrests Wednesday of a Middletown
woman and a Wilmington man on charges they were unlawfully shooting snow
geese from the roadway with a shotgun, near Middletown.
Mark E. Anderson, 52, was charged with felony possession of a deadly
weapon by a person prohibited, possession of a loaded firearm in a motor
vehicle, hunting waterfowl with a prohibited shot size, hunting in a
safety zone, hunting waterfowl without a federal or state duck stamp,
hunting from a motor vehicle and on a public roadway, hunting without a
license, possession of unlawfully killed game and conspiracy.
Sandra M. Kite, 63, was released on a summons to appear in court on
charges of hunting from a motor vehicle and conspiracy.
Six unlawfully killed snow geese were confiscated from the truck as
evidence, said Michael Globetti, spokesman for the state Department of
Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
A witness spotted a pick-up in the area of Choptank Road and Bethel
Church Road about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and noticed a man in the back with
The vehicle took off on Bethel Church Road with a woman at the wheel.
The witness called Fish and Wildlife officers and provided a
description of the vehicle and the couple.
Ten minutes after receiving the call, an enforcement officer nearby
who was on patrol in the area arrested the pair in the drive-by snow
Anderson was committed to Young Correctional Institution after
failing to post $3,400 secured bail.
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