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Posts from the ‘Natural Resources Police’ Category

18
Dec

NRP Blotter

Dec15_Rock-4Maryland Natural Resources Police officers charged four men with illegal striped bass fishing on Monday after they were stopped in protected federal waters off Ocean City.

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11
Dec

NRP Mourns the Passing of K-9 Liberty

Liberty and her handler, Sgt. Lisa Nyland

The Maryland Natural Resources Police mourns the passing of Liberty, the senior member of the K-9 team, who died Wednesday night at the age of 13.

The yellow Lab was the long-time partner of Sgt. Lisa Nyland, the founder of NRP’s K-9 unit, and was based at the agency’s Hillsboro office in Queen Anne’s County. Liberty’s specialty was detecting human remains and tracking human scent during search-and-rescue missions. Read more »

5
Dec

Banned Kent County Waterman Charged By NRP with New Violations

A Kent County waterman whose commercial license was revoked earlier this year was charged Tuesday by Natural Resources Police officers with violating his revocation by fishing for striped bass. Read more »

4
Dec

NRP Blotter

NRP LogoThree men and a juvenile were arrested Monday by Maryland Natural Police officers for a string of thefts of hunting equipment on the Eastern Shore over a three-month period.

Matthew Thomas Waddell, 19, of Church Hill, was charged with 12 counts in connection with the theft of deer stands and Canada goose decoys, conspiracy, a break-in and burglary at a Church Hill farm, trespassing, and failing to record a deer kill on his hunting license. He was ordered held on a $20,000 bond. His preliminary hearing in Queen Anne’s District Court is set for Dec. 29. Read more »

3
Dec

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police charged the following men with violations in Washington and Queen Anne’s counties:

In Washington County, a hunter was charged on Nov. 25 with multiple violations after NRP officers found unreported deer hanging in a shed near his home. Read more »

1
Dec

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police charged the following men with violations in Cecil, Garrett and Talbot counties. Read more »

18
Nov

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police charged two men with illegal oystering in Queen Anne’s County and two men with illegal hunting in St. Mary’s County.  Read more »

14
Nov

NRP Charges Watermen, Hunters with Natural Resources Violations

NRP patrol boat inspects oyster boats in Broad Creek, Talbot County.

NRP patrol boat inspects oyster boats in Broad Creek

Maryland Natural Resources Police officers this week charged four men with illegal oyster harvesting in two separate incidents on the Eastern Shore, and three men with hunting violations in two separate incidents in Garret County. Read more »

7
Nov

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoMaryland Natural Police officers this week charged a total of six people with natural resources offenses on land and water. Read more »

31
Oct

NRP to Ramp Up Enforcement with the Start of Oyster Power Dredge Season

OystersMaryland’s six-month oyster season enters its busiest phase tomorrow with the opening of power dredge season, and the officers of the Natural Resources Police are ready for the challenge.

“Our mission from now until the end of March is to protect oysters that belong to the citizens of Maryland and protect the livelihoods of law-abiding watermen,” said DNR Secretary Joe Gill. “We will use every tool at our disposal, with officers in the air and on water and land, to inspect boats, wholesalers and retail outlets. There is no place in Maryland for oyster outlaws.” Read more »