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DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrest two men for multiple turkey poaching and other violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019



FARMINGTON – A DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigation into turkey poaching led to the April 12 arrest of two Delaware men for multiple violations that occurred near Farmington in Kent County.

Josiah Richardson
Josiah Richardson

Josiah Richardson, 25, of Georgetown, was charged with one count each of conspiracy 3rd degree; illegal method of take; hunting wild turkeys out of season; hunting wild turkeys during prohibited hours; hunting wild turkeys without an approved course of instruction; failure to wear camouflage clothing while hunting wild turkey; possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle; hunting from a vehicle; shooting within 15 yards of a public roadway; and unlicensed hunting.

Todd Ellers
Todd Ellers

Todd Ellers, 19, of Harrington, was charged with one count each of conspiracy 3rd degree; hunting wild turkeys out of season; hunting wild turkeys during prohibited hours; hunting wild turkeys without an approved course of instruction; failure to wear camouflage clothing while hunting wild turkey; possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle; hunting from a vehicle; and possession of drug paraphernalia – marijuana-related.

Both Richardson and Ellers were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and released on their own recognizance, pending future court appearances in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.

As a result of the arrests, a .22 caliber rifle was seized from Richardson as evidence.

Citizens are encouraged to report fish, wildlife, and boating violations to the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police by calling 302-739-4580 or through the DENRP Tip app on a smartphone, which can be downloaded free of charge by searching “DENRP Tip” via the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store. Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030, going online to http://de.gov/ogt, or using the DENRP Tip app. Verizon customers can connect to Operation Game Theft directly by dialing #OGT.

Like 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.

Vol. 49, No. 98

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DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrest two men for multiple turkey poaching and other violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019



FARMINGTON – A DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigation into turkey poaching led to the April 12 arrest of two Delaware men for multiple violations that occurred near Farmington in Kent County.

Josiah Richardson
Josiah Richardson

Josiah Richardson, 25, of Georgetown, was charged with one count each of conspiracy 3rd degree; illegal method of take; hunting wild turkeys out of season; hunting wild turkeys during prohibited hours; hunting wild turkeys without an approved course of instruction; failure to wear camouflage clothing while hunting wild turkey; possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle; hunting from a vehicle; shooting within 15 yards of a public roadway; and unlicensed hunting.

Todd Ellers
Todd Ellers

Todd Ellers, 19, of Harrington, was charged with one count each of conspiracy 3rd degree; hunting wild turkeys out of season; hunting wild turkeys during prohibited hours; hunting wild turkeys without an approved course of instruction; failure to wear camouflage clothing while hunting wild turkey; possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle; hunting from a vehicle; and possession of drug paraphernalia – marijuana-related.

Both Richardson and Ellers were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and released on their own recognizance, pending future court appearances in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.

As a result of the arrests, a .22 caliber rifle was seized from Richardson as evidence.

Citizens are encouraged to report fish, wildlife, and boating violations to the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police by calling 302-739-4580 or through the DENRP Tip app on a smartphone, which can be downloaded free of charge by searching “DENRP Tip” via the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store. Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030, going online to http://de.gov/ogt, or using the DENRP Tip app. Verizon customers can connect to Operation Game Theft directly by dialing #OGT.

Like 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.

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