New Castle woman arrested by DNREC Natural Resources Police Environmental Crimes Unit for illegal dumping

The logo for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental ControlWILMINGTON – Following an investigation into complaints of illegal dumping in the area, Natural Resources Police Officers with DNREC’s Environmental Crimes Unit arrested a New Castle woman May 31 for illegal dumping of AA batteries at the intersection of Concord Pike and Powder Mill Road in Wilmington.

Kristen V. Hayward, 37, was charged with three counts of littering. Hayward was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 11 in New Castle, and ordered to pay restitution to the Delaware Department of Transportation for cleanup.

Residents are encouraged to report illegal trash dumping to DNREC’s Natural Resources Police Environmental Crimes Unit by calling the 24-hour environmental complaints line at 800-662-8802.

Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 48, No. 145