Move Over Rednecks! Cops Snag Gang of Latino Outlaw Hunters Looking for Deer in all the Illegal Ways
Four Prince George’s County men were charged with deer poaching and their firearms, compound bow and tree stand were seized.
These guys just don’t give a damn on land or sea
UPPER MARLBORO, MD. – Police say that acting on a citizen complaint, Maryland Natural Resources Police and Prince George’s County officers went to a construction site near Ritchie Marlboro Road and North Riding Road in Upper Marlboro, Md., where four vehicles were parked. On Oct. 28, 2017, at about 7:15 p.m., the suspects left the woods and attempted to drive away, when they were stopped by police. One man ran from the scene.
Officers asked the detained men to call the fourth suspect, who returned for questioning. A total of 17 citations were issued:
Rosalino Ortiz Santos, 49, of 7624 Surratts Road, Clinton, Md., was charged with two counts of failing to field tag deer, hunting without a license, hunting without written permission, and one count of eluding a police officer. Santos has hired attorney Payman Tehrani to represent him at trial on Jan. 10, 2018.
Omero Alvarez-Cruz, 32, of 204 Hill Road, Hyattsville, Md., received citations from NRP Officer Leonard for deer hunting with a rifle in a shotgun-only county, hunting without a license, hunting without written permission, and driving without a license. He might appear in court on Jan. 10, 2018 in Prince Georges District Court in Upper Marlboro, however, for a slew of traffic charges issued on Dec. 7, 2014, he never bothered to appear.
Armando Espinoza, 49, of 9012 Magnolia Drive, Lanham, Md., was charged by NRP Officer with hunting with a shotgun out of season, hunting without written permission, and failing to have his hunting license with him. Espinoza was found guilty in Queen Anne’s County District Court of possessing undersized striped bass on July 20, 2017, after being cited by NRP Officer Groleau June 27, 2017.
Ciro Andres, 47, of 9123 Kinzer Street, Lanham, Md., was charged with hunting with a rifle in a shotgun-only county and hunting without written permission. Andres has a date in District Court on Jan. 10, 2018. Andres was fined $105.00 on Jan. 3, 2005 for failing to obtain a bonus antler deer stamp and was cited for hunting on private lands without permission. PROHIBIDO EL PASO might need to be added to No Trespassing signs in the area as the Latino population joins the indigenous peoples in hunting for the King’s deer.
In addition to confiscating property, officers also seized two does and a five-point antler shed.
All four men are scheduled to appear in Prince George’s County District Court Dec. 27. Each man could be fined as much as $3,000.
POACHING GETTING TO BE A HABIT FOR EPIFANO MALAVE
Epifanio Malave charged second offense poaching striped bass by an officer on surveillance at the Kent Narrows watermen’s wharf.
GRASONVILLE, MD. — The DNR puts forward a great deal of information in many ways to educate fishing folks on when the seasons are for all finfish. Some folks just don’t give a damn and do their thing.
According to the Maryland Natural Resources Police, Epifanio Malave, 62, of 4712 Mangum Road, College Park, Md., received citations from NRP Officer Severa for keeping nine undersized striped bass and keeping seven fish over the daily limit. He was charged as a second-time offender after being convicted in 2014 of the same offenses at the same location at the Kent Narrow’s watermen’s wharf. Malave was fined $102.50 on Jan. 6, 2014.
Malave was cited by Officer Davis of the Natural Resources Police on Nov. 26, 2015, and in a plea bargain in Queen Anne’s District Court on Nov. 26, 2015, he was given Probation Before Judgement by the Queen Anne’s County States Attorney. He was fined $1,000 with $750.00 of the fine suspended.
Malave was allowed to enter a guilty plea on Nov. 1, 2017. Court records do not reflect what fine or jail sentenced was imposed, though he could be sentenced to serve up to one year in prison and be fined up to $4,000.
HOLA HOMBRES! No Poaching!
FISHING CREEK, MD. — Three Montgomery County men were charged by NRP Officer Bowman on Nov. 6, 2017, in District Court for Dorchester County, Maryland, with illegally catching striped bass. The enforcement action was held on Oct. 24, 2017, at a popular place for poachers by the officer on surveillance at Fishing Creek Bridge in Dorchester County.
Deivin Jose Hernandez Perez, 25, of 2013 Georgian Woods Place, Apt. 32, Silver Spring, Md., and Carlos Antonio Cespedes, 37, of Gaithersburg, were each charged with keeping eight undersized striped bass, exceeding the daily limit, and keeping striped bass between midnight and 5 a.m. Perez also was charged with fishing without a license. A trial is set for Jan. 17, 2017. He was found guilty of driving without a license in 2011 and in 2015.
William Edgardo Reyes, 19, of Silver Spring was charged with keeping one undersized striped bass. Their cooler was hidden at the base of the bridge. Each violation carries a maximum fine of $1,500.