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Michael J. Whitby and Wayne D. Whitby
Contact: Sgt. John McDerby, Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, 302-739-9913 or 302-354-1386, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902  

Two men arrested near Townsend on multiple charges including drug, hunting and firearms violations 

TOWNSEND (Nov. 17, 2015) Following an investigation, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested two men Nov. 13 – the opening day of Delaware’s shotgun deer season – on multiple charges related to illegal hunting practices in southern New Castle County. 

Michael J. Whitby, 43, of Townsend, was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited; possession of firearm ammunition by a person prohibited; hunting with a rifle/illegal method of take; failure to display required hunter orange during a firearms deer season and hunting without a license. Whitby was video-arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and released on $25,150 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing in the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas. Two rifles were confiscated as evidence in the case.

Wayne D. Whitby, 41, of Dover, was charged with possession of marijuana; four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to display required hunter orange during a firearms deer season and hunting with a rifle/illegal method of take. Wayne Whitby was video-arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and released on $2,200 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing in the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas. A rifle was confiscated as evidence in the case.

The DNREC 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 and 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 www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Hunting/Pages/OpGameTheft.aspx.

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Vol. 45, No. 396
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11/17/2015
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