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18
Apr

Lanham Man Pleads Guilty to Poaching 228 Undersized Striped Bass

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A bucket of striped bass.

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.

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18
Apr

NRP Honors Officers, Promotes 25 in Annual Awards Ceremony

NRP Officers at Annual Awards Ceremony

NRP Officers at Annual Awards Ceremony
L-R: Sgt. Charles Simmons, Cpl. Rick Starliper, Officer First Class James Seward and Senior Officer Hubert Brohawn III

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.”

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27
Jan

NRP Graduates Class of 19

Retired NRP Cpl. Joanne Dickey pins a badge on the uniform of her son-in-law and new NRP Officer Morgan Phelps as Col. George F. Johnson IV looks on.

Retired NRP Cpl. Joanne Dickey pins a badge on the uniform of her son-in-law and new NRP Officer Morgan Phelps as Col. George F. Johnson IV looks on.

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 »

16
Jan

NRP Seizes Virginia Tractor-Trailer Carrying 50 Bushels of Undersized Oysters

An NRP officer adds another bucket of undersized oysters to the truckload that was returned to an Eastern Shore sanctuary.

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 »

2
Jan

NRP Seeking Information on Killing of Two Bald Eagles

Maryland Natural Resource Police logoMaryland Natural Resources Police investigators are seeking information about the killing of two bald eagles in Montgomery County during the holiday season.

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31
Dec

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoMaryland Natural Resources Police arrested a Pennsylvania man and CecilCounty resident on charges of violating state hunting laws.

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31
Dec

NRP Blotter

NRPMaryland Natural Resources Police charged an Allegany County man last Tuesday with violating state hunting regulations.

Henry Clayton Vance Livengood, 23, of Cumberland was charged with deer hunting during a closed season, and hunting without written permission, after officers on patrol found him with a dead eight-point buck at Barton Industrial Park.

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2
Dec

NRP Blotter: Firearms Season Opener

NRP Cpl. Dan Yankie writes a citation for a hunter who did not have written permission from the Montgomery County landowner.

NRP Cpl. Dan Yankie writes a citation for a hunter who did not have written permission from the Montgomery County landowner.

The busiest weekend of deer hunting season was a safe one for the thousands of men and women who used the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while filling their freezers for the months ahead.

Maryland Natural Resources Police statewide checked 1,639 hunters and wrote 96 citations and 247 warnings. In all, NRP spent 1,791 hours on game patrols.

The season, which began November 30, concludes December 14. Read more »

26
Nov

NRP Radar Network Continues to Thwart Oyster Poachers

A screen shot from MLEIN of the targeted dredge boat inside the boundary of the oyster sanctuary.

A screen shot from MLEIN of the targeted dredge boat inside the boundary of the oyster sanctuary.

Using its newest enforcement tool, Maryland Natural Resources Police detected two watermen encroaching on an oyster sanctuary in Tangier Sound and arrested them Monday for poaching.

William Cloyde Catlin, 64, of Upper Fairmount, and Irving Lee Catlin, 55, of Westover, were each charged with unlawfully harvesting wild oysters up to 150 feet inside a sanctuary. Seven bushels of oysters were returned to the sanctuary. Read more »

25
Nov

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged three individuals from Washington and Frederick counties with hunting violations. Read more »