Delaware man arrested on felony firearm charges at Cape Henlopen State Park

Martin Hawkins, 55, of Bear, Delaware- Delaware Natural Resources Police

A Delaware man was arrested on felony firearm charges after police found him riding a dirt bike armed with a pistol in Cape Henlopen State Park.

According to Delaware Natural Resources Police, on Saturday, Dec. 4, state park officers arrested 55-year-old Martin Hawkins, of Bear, for felony firearm possession.

Officers made contact with Hawkins after they spotted him on a Yamaha dirt bike in the Holland Glade Tract of Cape Henlopen State Park.

Hawkins was found to be in possession of a loaded and concealed .380 semi-automatic pistol, an open container of beer, marijuana, and marijuana paraphernalia, according to police.

Hawkins was charged with Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon A Firearm (Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-Marijuana Related (Civil Violation), Enter Lands Administered by Division Except as Authorized (Violation), Possession Alcoholic Beverages in Nature Trails in State Parks (Violation), Operate Motor Vehicle on Division Roads/Areas Not Designated for such Purpose (Violation). He was given a no contact order with Cape Henlopen State Park and released on his own recognizance.

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