Contact: Sgt. John McDerby, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, 302-739-9913 or 302-354-1386, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police offering reward for information about suspect who drove through flock of snow geese
LEWES (March 17, 2016) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver of a vehicle who, according to witnesses, intentionally drove through a flock of snow geese off Mulberry Knoll Road near Lewes around mid-morning Sunday, March 13. The vehicle struck numerous snow geese and left them lying dead or dying in a farm field.
“This case is an example of cruel and senseless waste of natural resources, and we are asking the public for any information that could help solve this crime,” said Sgt. John McDerby, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police. “Through the Division of Fish & Wildlife Operation Game Theft, we are offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.”
Witnesses described the vehicle as an early- to mid-1990s black four-door Chevrolet Blazer, with window stickers or bumper stickers on the back of the vehicle, Sgt. McDerby said.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police AFC Joshua Hudson at 302-242-3295, or call 24-hour Operation Game Theft hotline at 800-292-3030. All Operation Game Theft calls are kept confidential by DNREC.
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife recognizes and thanks the majority of anglers, hunters and boaters who comply with and support Delaware’s fishing, hunting and boating laws and regulations. Citizens are encouraged to report fish, wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police by calling 302-739-4580. Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030 or online at http://de.gov/ogt.
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