Rehoboth Police report eight arrests related to beach, boardwalk ban


Rehoboth Beach Police have reported violations related to the closing of the boardwalk and beach.

The department reported that 217 individuals have been monitored since April 3rd.

Of the 217 individuals, 169 were contacted. Of those contacted, 66 were out-of-state motorists and 103 were individuals attempting to use the beach and/or boardwalk.

Twenty-eight of the individuals were found to be in violation of one or more mandates from the State of Emergency.

Since April 11th, 2020, officers have arrested eight individuals for what was described as blatant non-compliance with the closing of the beach and/or boardwalk.

In all cases, the offenders drove into the city past the electronic signs which clearly state that the beach and Boardwalk are closed to all activities including exercising and dog walking.

The offenders, both male, and female ranged in age from 26 to 53 and were from Virginia, Washington D.C., and Delaware. All but one were issued a criminal summons for disorderly conduct, while the one individual was cited for disrobing in public as he urinated on the boardwalk, police reported.

In cases of blatant disregard the department will issue tickets, the department stated.

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