DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers made 1,861 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 4 citations.
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrest Smyrna man for firearm felonies and deer poaching
DOVER – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested a Smyrna man Feb. 18 for multiple felony firearms charges and deer poaching. Melvin J. Durand, 65, was charged with 19 counts of possession, purchase, ownership or control of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited for prior violent crime or felony; one count of possession, purchase, ownership or control of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited for prior violent crime or felony; and one count of possession or transportation of an unlawfully taken antlerless deer. Durand was arraigned at New Castle County Justice of the Peace Court 11, where he was released on an unsecured bond pending a future court appearance in the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas.
DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Jan. 14-20 made 1,242 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 43 citations. Officers responded to 35 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public.
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested a Frankford man on Jan. 21 for multiple deer poaching violations and a felony criminal charge, following an investigation into a reported poaching incident that occurred Jan. 17 on Railway Road near Millville.
Newark man arrested by DNREC Environmental Crimes Unit for illegally dumping tires in New Castle County
Following an investigation into illegal dumping of scrap tires in Newark, DNREC Natural Resources Police Officers with the Environmental Crimes Unit arrested a Newark man Dec. 14 for illegal dumping and hauling solid waste without a permit. The illegal dumping of tires took place over several days earlier this month.