Fish and Wildlife citations issued
Several Sussex County residents were cited recently in connection with illegal hunting or fishing.
On Sept. 2, Terry W. Toomey, 26, of Laurel, was cited for possession of a live raccoon, trapping raccoon out of season, possession of an untagged trap and unlawful possession of a game animal at Ingrams Pond near Millsboro, said Sgt. Gregory Rhodes of the Division of Fish and Wildlife.
On Sept. 4, Mark A. Whalen, 27, of Millsboro, was arrested and charged with possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited and possession of unlawfully killed antlered deer at the Okie Preserve on Long Neck. Whalen was released on $1,100 unsecured bond following arraignment at Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown. A trial is pending at a later date.
On Sept. 5, Garret M. Blessing, 19, and Casey W. Gilmore, 20, both of Houston, and Larry Watson, 30, of Lincoln, were cited with one count each of hunting in a safety zone near an occupied dwelling on Canterbury Road.
On Sept. 6, Douglas R. Gordon, 43, of Georgetown, was cited for tending over-the-limit recreational crab pots, operating an unregistered vessel, two counts of use of recreational crab pot without required turtle excluder and two counts of recreational crab pot tampering/tending crab pots belonging to another at Cupola Park boat ramp in Millsboro.