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Posts tagged ‘Natural Resources Police’

12
Nov

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) on Saturday charged three people in Garrett County with illegal hunting and seized a .22-caliber rifle. Read more »

17
Oct

NRP Charges Two Rock Hall Watermen with Poaching in Oyster Sanctuary

oysterNRP ramping up enforcement in air, on water

Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged two Rock Hall watermen Wednesday afternoon with harvesting 26 bushels of oysters—many of them undersized—from a Patuxent River sanctuary.

“Poaching oysters is a crime against law-abiding watermen and Maryland citizens and will not be tolerated,” said Col. George F. Johnson IV, NRP superintendent. “In this case, the public supplied information and the diligence of our officers paid off.” Read more »

23
Sep

Garrett County Man Cited for Hunting Violations

Natural Resources Police LogoNatural Resources Police charged a Garrett County man Sunday with five violations after an investigation into a recent hunting trip.

Acting on a tip, officers located Travis Lee Wilcox, 31, of Bloomington, and questioned him about his hunting activity on Sept. 19. Officers found venison in a freezer.

Wilcox was cited for hunting without a license, failing to field tag a deer before moving, possession of untagged deer parts, failing to file a harvest report and hunting without written permission.

12
Sep

Cambridge Boy Dies in Swimming Accident

Natural Resources Police LogoThe body of a Cambridge boy was recovered Wednesday evening from the Choptank River after an apparent swimming accident. Read more »

26
Aug

Virginia Man Dies while Kayaking on Potomac River

NRP LogoPresumed result of medical issue

An unresponsive person was found floating in the Potomac River near Barnum, WV on the afternoon of Saturday, August 24 and was later pronounced dead. Read more »

5
Aug

Search Resumes in Patapsco Valley State Park for Missing Elkridge Swimmer

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The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP), Howard County Fire Department, and Baltimore County Urban Search and Rescue are currently searching the Avalon Area of Patapsco Valley State Park for a swimmer who went missing yesterday evening near Bloede’s Dam. Arturo Acosta-Acero, 33 of Elkridge, disappeared after wading in to the water by the fall at the base of the dam around 6:30 p.m. on August 4.

***UPDATE: Baltimore County Urban Search and Rescue recovered the victim’s body at approximately 2 p.m. on August 5.*** Read more »

30
Jul

Governor O’Malley Issues Water Safety Plea as Maryland Sees Alarming Increase in Drowning Deaths

Six drown in past month alone

NRP Officers searching for a drowning victim

NRP Officers searching for a drowning victim

The death of a 25-year-old Delaware man in the Susquehanna River this weekend brings the total water-related casualties in Maryland this year to 12 ─ double that of this time in 2012. Governor Martin O’Malley and law enforcement officials are urging everyone to help put a stop to this disturbing trend, protecting themselves and their loved ones by taking the necessary safety precautions in and around the water. Read more »

23
Jul

Body of Churchton Drowning Victim Recovered

Natural Resources Police LogoThe body of Thomas Brown, 20 of Churchton, was recovered today in the waters near the Franklin Manor Community Pier in Churchton, Anne Arundel County. Brown went missing on July 22 after attempting to retrieve a friend’s hat that had blown off into the water. Read more »

25
Jun

Governor O’Malley Stresses Water Safety in the Wake of Recent Drownings

kayaker wearing lifejacket

Photo Credit: Kent Carlson

NRP Officers ramp up enforcement; Operation Dry Water this weekend

Governor Martin O’Malley and the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) are urging boaters, park patrons and anyone planning to spend time on the water to make safety their first priority. Two drownings over the weekend bring the total number of water-related deaths to six so far this year, a disturbing trend so early in the season. Read more »

11
Jun

Historic Oyster Cannon on Display in Havre de Grace

 

Oyster Wars Cannon

Photo from HDGMaritimeMuseum.org

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum to exhibit its historic cannon now through September 2013. A relic of the Oyster Police of the 1800s, the cannon was used to protect the Chesapeake Bay’s oysters during the “oyster wars” of the 19th century. Read more »