Maryland Natural Resources Police officers Tuesday recovered the bodies of two men missing since the weekend. Read more
The Maryland Natural Resources Police will join this weekend with the Coast Guard and other maritime law enforcement agencies for Operation Dry Water, a nationwide crackdown on alcohol- and drug-impaired boaters. Read more
Two Howard County men have been charged by the Maryland Natural Resources Police with killing state and federally protected wildlife, and animal cruelty for causing suffering by using unchecked traps.
William Gunnar Radhe Jr., 31, and Eugene William Iager, 67, both of Fulton, are accused of setting traps that killed a Great Horned Owl, two turkey vultures and a striped skunk in early April. If found guilty of all charges, the maximum penalty for each man is $9,000 in fines and nine months in jail. Read more
An investigation by the Maryland Natural Resources Police and allied State and local agencies resulted in the charging of five anglers in Charles County last Friday for illegally fishing for Striped Bass in a spawning area and catching other protected fish. Read more
A Lanham man pleaded guilty Friday, April 18, in Annapolis District Court to charges he caught 228 undersized striped bass during a fishing trip last summer.
Jose R. Amaya Chicas, 34, was fined $2,000 and given probation before judgment.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police promoted 25 officers and recognized the outstanding work of two dozen other officers and allied agencies at its annual awards ceremony Thursday night, April 17, at Chesapeake College.
“Your service, your commitment, your dedication make all of us proud to call ourselves Marylanders,” said Gov. Martin O’Malley in a recorded address. “Every time you put on your uniforms and walk out the door, you do so in order to serve our citizens and you personify the core values of the NRP: Integrity, dedication, professionalism and courtesy.”
The ranks of the Maryland Natural Resources Police grew by 19 with the graduation Friday of its latest class of recruits.
The new officers took their oath, administered by Col. George F. Johnson IV, NRP superintendent, at AnneArundelCommunity College before a large audience of family and friends. Read more
In one of the largest oyster cases in recent years, the Maryland Natural Resources Police Wednesday night arrested a Virginia truck driver and seized a tractor-trailer filled with oysters, many of them undersized. Read more