Millsboro men arrested on weapons and poaching violations


Guns, bows, knives and ammunition are among the evidence seized in the Dec. 11 arrests of two Millsboro men on charges related to alleged weapons and poaching violations.

Photo courtesy DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers on Dec. 11 arrested two Sussex County men for multiple alleged weapons and poaching violations while officers investigated a report of individuals trespassing to hunt near Millsboro.

Brendon Dibble, 20, of Millsboro, was charged with one count each of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, unlicensed hunting, trespassing to hunt and failure to display required hunter orange during a firearms deer season. He was released on a $2,200 unsecured bond, pending a future court appearance in the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

William Novello, 49, of Millsboro, was charged with 15 counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, two counts of unlicensed hunting and one count each of trespassing to hunt, failure to display required hunter orange during a firearms deer season and unlicensed trapping. He was released on a $30,500 unsecured bond, pending a future court appearance in the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

As a result of the arrests and search of the men’s residences, a crossbow, four compound bows, 14 firearms, numerous knives and ammunition were seized, Fish & Wildlife officials reported.