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DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrest Frederica couple for theft and commercial crabbing violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018



Patricia Ewing
Matthew Ewing

FREDERICA – An investigation by DNREC’s Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers into multiple complaints of theft and commercial crabbing violations resulted in the arrests today of a Frederica couple. The couple was arrested for tending crabs pots belonging to another commercial crabber, stealing crabs out of the pots, and selling the crabs for profit.

Matthew Ewing, 35, a licensed Delaware commercial crabber, was charged with one count each of theft under $1,500 and conspiracy in the third degree, and 22 counts each of lifting a commercial crab pot belonging to another commercial fisherman and unlawful take of shellfish.

Patricia Ewing, 35, was arrested for one count each of theft under $1,500.00 and conspiracy in the third degree, and 22 counts of unlawful take of shellfish.

Both Matthew and Patricia Ewing were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover. Matthew Ewing was released on a $2,300 unsecured bond and Patricia Ewing was released on a $1,100 unsecured bond pending future court appearances in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.

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Contact: Sgt. Brooke Mitchell 302-382-7167, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 48, No. 239

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DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrest Frederica couple for theft and commercial crabbing violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018



Patricia Ewing
Matthew Ewing

FREDERICA – An investigation by DNREC’s Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers into multiple complaints of theft and commercial crabbing violations resulted in the arrests today of a Frederica couple. The couple was arrested for tending crabs pots belonging to another commercial crabber, stealing crabs out of the pots, and selling the crabs for profit.

Matthew Ewing, 35, a licensed Delaware commercial crabber, was charged with one count each of theft under $1,500 and conspiracy in the third degree, and 22 counts each of lifting a commercial crab pot belonging to another commercial fisherman and unlawful take of shellfish.

Patricia Ewing, 35, was arrested for one count each of theft under $1,500.00 and conspiracy in the third degree, and 22 counts of unlawful take of shellfish.

Both Matthew and Patricia Ewing were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover. Matthew Ewing was released on a $2,300 unsecured bond and Patricia Ewing was released on a $1,100 unsecured bond pending future court appearances in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.

Follow Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police on Facebook, www.facebook.com/pages/Delaware-Fish-Wildlife-Natural-Resources-Police.

Follow Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police on Twitter, https://twitter.com/DE_FW_NRPolice.

Contact: Sgt. Brooke Mitchell 302-382-7167, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 48, No. 239

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