Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Division of Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Police have arrested five men recently in an ongoing anti-lewdness campaign run operating out of the Wolfe Neck parking area near an intersection with the Junction & Breakwater Trail.
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Police have arrested five men recently in an ongoing anti-lewdness campaign run operating out of the Wolfe Neck parking area near an intersection with the Junction & Breakwater Trail.
Three of the men were from Delaware, two were from Maryland and all over 59 years old. They were charged with offenses, including offensive touching, criminal solicitation, lewdness, indecent exposure and loitering to engage in or solicit sex.
Parks Police Chief Wayne Kline said that in spite of crackdowns there by Natural Resources Police over the last year, DNREC continues to receive complaints from the neighboring public about such illicit activity in the Wolfe Neck area.
DNREC has deployed incremental enforcement tactics over the last 15 months in the area. These include posting of “no loitering” signs and increased patrol activity. Kline said the campaign has made use of both uniformed and plainclothes officers and will continue to do so.
One of the men arrested was taken to Justice of the Peace Court 3 and charged with disregarding a police officer’s signal, a felony and an assortment of moving vehicle violations. He was released on $4,900 bond pending arraignment in Superior Court.
The other four men were released on a criminal summons with pending court appearances at Justice of the Peace Court 2. They face punishment ranging from a year in jail and fines up to $2,300 for class A misdemeanor; up to six months in jail and fine of $1,150 for class B misdemeanor; up to 30 days in jail and a $575 fine for unclassified misdemeanor, and up to one-year probation and a $345 fine for a violation.
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