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Six Poachers Cited After Shotgun Pellets Hit Cambridge-Area Homes

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Six poachers received citations for hunting within a safety zone after officers responded to reports of shotgun pellets hitting homes.

Maryland Natural Resources Police say the charges stem from three separate incidents that happened Saturday.

Officers cited 28-year-old William Mcglaughin of Cambridge after responding to the area of Saltmarsh Road off Madison Bay. Natural Resources Police say he was cited for hunting within a safety zone, having a loaded firearm in a vehicle, hunting with an unplugged shotgun and hunting on private land without written permission.

According to officers, two juveniles were referred to the Department of Juvenile Services for similar violations.

Three waterfowlers were also charged after telling officers they had been hunting in a field and had not shot anything. A range finder determined they were between 102 and 108 yards from the nearest home, according to natural resources police.

Mcglaughin will be scheduled to appear in Dorchester County District Court. If convicted of all four charges, he faces fines up to $6,000.

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