The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged a total of 13 people with illegal activity in Dorchester, Frederick Garrett and Howard counties in December.
Dorchester County (December 13, 2012) ─ NRP charged John Camacho, 25, of Odenton with possession of undersize striped bass, which is a pre-payable fine of $125. Elfido Agustin, 42, ofSilver Spring was charged with possession of four undersized striped bass, over the limit of striped bass, and possession of Striped bass between the hours of 12 am to 5am, with combined pre-payable fines totaling $750. Officers charged Juana Loza Rojas, 42, ofSilver Spring with possessing over the limit of striped bass.
Frederick County (December 7, 2012) ─ NRP charged Derrick Summers, 30, of Mt. Airy and Jerry Seal Jr., 30, of Cascade with using a rifle in a shotgun area only, which carries a pre-payable fine of $250, and not wearing fluorescent orange, which carries a pre-payable fine of $200.
NRP also charge Russell Belmont, 30, of Keedysville with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, and driving under the influence of alcohol per se. The charges carry a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and/or 1 year in jail.
Garrett County (December 7, 2012) ─ NRP charged three people with hunting violations. Officers charged Stephen Lewis, 36, William Harvey, 53, and John Tichinel, 49, all from Swanton with removing the head and hide of deer before checking it in, which carries a $320 fine, failing to field tag deer, a $250 fine, failure to record the deer kill on their harvest record, a $250 fine, and possession of untagged deer parts, a $250 fine.
Garrett County (December 28, 2012) ─ NRP charged Gary Wedge of Somerset, Pennsylvania with building and hunting from a permanent ground blind, which carries a fine of $75, hunting baited area on State lands, a fine of $450 and giving false information to obtain a residential hunting license, a fine of $400.
Howard County (December 9, 2012) ─ NRP charged four people with violations. Officers charged Jason Donaldson of Severn and Justin Plummer of Landsdowne with entering public lands after posted hours, which carries a $55 fine, and possession of a weapon in a State park, a $75 fine. Amanda Sowers of Glen Burnie was charged with having her vehicle in a State park after closing hours, a $35 fine, and entering on to public lands after posted hours. Patricia Taylor of Landsdowne was also charged with entering on to public lands after posted hours.