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Chinese Pirate Poacher Caught 2nd time in week; Crisfield commercial waterman Ryan Brittingham busted for poaching in oyster sanctuary

Chinese Pirate Poacher Caught 2nd time in week; Crisfield commercial waterman Ryan Brittingham busted for poaching in oyster sanctuary – Ryan Christopher Brittingham, 25, of Crisfield, was charged with illegally harvesting wild oysters in an oyster sanctuary after officers conducting surveillance watched four vessels enter the protected area and remove 36 ½ bushels of oysters. The oysters were seized and returned to the sanctuary.

Three Shore Men Charged with Burglary and Theft of Decoys and Tree Stands; Matt Waddell won sweet plea deal from prosecutor for prior burglary

CHURCH HILL, MD. Police say that three men and a juvenile were arrested by Maryland Natural Police officers for a string of thefts of hunting equipment on the Eastern Shore over a three-month period.

Matthew Thomas Waddell, 19, of Church Hill, Md., was charged with twelve criminal counts in connection with the theft of deer stands and Canadian Goose decoys.

Matthew Waddell was charged with conspiracy, a break-in and burglary at a Church Hill farm, trespassing, and failing to record a deer kill on his hunting license. He was ordered held on a $20,000 bond. His preliminary hearing in Queen Anne’s District Court will be on Dec. 29, 2014