Two arrested for crabbing violations and crab pot thefts

Michael Schenck, 29, Wilmington and Leon Gardner, 20, Wilmington

Police say that two people have been arrested for crabbing violations and crab pot thefts on Tuesday.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested two New Castle County men on June 24 after an investigation into multiple crabbing and crab pot theft violations that happened on Herring Creek in Sussex County.

29-year-old Michael Schenck and 20-year-old Leon Gardner of Wilmington were each charged with two counts of felony theft under $1500 against a victim 62-years of age or older, three counts of theft under $1500, five counts of criminal mischief under $1000, one count of third degree conspiracy and 54 counts of possession of undersized blue crabs.

Both men were arraigned at Sussex County Justice of the Peace Court three in Georgetown and released on $6,554 unsecured bond each after transferring their cases to the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

People are encouraged to report fish, wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police by calling 302-739-4580. Wildlife violations can also be reported to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030 or by going online.

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