Two Charged With Dumping Trash On Fish & Wildlife-Owned Property

Kent county – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police concluded multiple investigations into illegal trash dumping on state wildlife areas with the recent arrests of two downstate men in separate incidents.

Ibis A Ayala/ DNREC

On Feb. 18, Ibis A. Ayala, 33, of Dover, was charged with four counts of causing or contributing to the disposal or discharge of solid waste on the Division of Fish & Wildlife-owned Woodland Beach Wildlife Area near Smyrna and one count of driving with a suspended or revoked license, according to DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police.

Officials  said Ayala had previously been issued a criminal summons by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police on Feb. 9, 2018 for one count of causing or contributing to the disposal or discharge of solid waste on a different Fish & Wildlife-owned property in Kent County. Ayala was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover, where he pled guilty, was fined $652, including court costs, and was released.

Cloak / DNREC

On Feb. 22, William H. Cloak III, 41, of Felton, was charged with one count of causing or contributing to the disposal or discharge of solid waste on the Fish & Wildlife-owned Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area near Felton, said police. Cloak was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover, where he was released on a $500 unsecured bond, pending a future court appearance after transferring his case to the Court of Common Pleas.

Officials said dumping trash on state wildlife areas is an environmental crime.

Woodland Beach Wildlife Area/DNREC

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