Joseph J. Grimshaw, age 59, of Harrington, was arrested March 16 and charged with knowingly performing work on a well without a license. Grimshaw was released on $1,000 unsecured bond pending a court date in Sussex County Superior Court.


DNREC Environmental Protection Officers on patrol on March 9 observed a man working on a well located on Bi-State Boulevard south of Laurel, stopped to speak to him and observed him making repairs which are required to be done only by a licensed well contractor.

Joseph J. Grimshaw, age 59, of Harrington, was arrested March 16 and charged with knowingly performing work on a well without a license. Grimshaw was released on $1,000 unsecured bond pending a court date in Sussex County Superior Court.

This offense carries a fine ranging from $2,500 to $25,000.

To report environmental crimes, please call DNREC’s 24-hour environmental complaint line at 800-662-8802.