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Anne Arundel County – The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) arrest and charge a local man with multiple charges twice in five days.
On Sunday July 1, at 1:14 a.m., NRP received a report of a possible intoxicated boater operating a small white dinghy in the area of Loch Haven on the South River. NRP located the vessel and operator, Thomas Daniel Haywood, 40, of Harness Creek. Officers transferred Haywood into their patrol vessel and transported him to shore for field sobriety tests after determining that he was under the influence of alcohol.
Once on shore at a local marina, Haywood jumped from the vessel onto the pier and into the water. Haywood attempted to elude officers by swimming under docked vessels, boatlifts and docks until he was pulled from the water by NRP.
He was transported to the Anne Arundel County Police Department, Southern District for processing and charged with operating a motor vessel while under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vessel while impaired by alcohol, negligent operation, reckless operation, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer, alcohol endangerment, operating a vessel between the hours of sunset and sunrise without proper navigation lights, insufficient life jacket, and failure to have a sound producing device.
Haywood was taken before the Anne Arundel County District Court Commissioner and held on $3,500 bond pending a bail review on Monday, July 2.
On Thursday, July 5, at 2 a.m., NRP stopped a vessel for operating without proper navigation lights on Spa Creek near the intersection of St. Mary's Street and Compromise Street in Annapolis. Jonathan Sumner Wyall, 22, of Boerne, Texas, operated the vessel and Haywood was his passenger. Officers determined that Wyall was under the influence of alcohol. As NRP spoke with Wyall, Haywood again jumped into the water.
Officers threw a life ring to Haywood multiple times only to have him push it aside and continue to swim towards shore. Haywood then climbed from the water at the Annapolis Yacht Basin and was apprehended by NRP.
Haywood was charged with obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer, and disorderly conduct. He was taken before the Anne Arundel County District Court Commissioner and held on $35,000 bond.
Wyall was charged with operating a motor vessel while impaired by alcohol and operating a vessel between the hours of sunset and sunrise without proper navigation lights.
Garrett County – On Saturday, July 7, at 9:05 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Robert Calvo, 47, of Laurel with operating his personal watercraft (PWC) while intoxicated on Deep Creek Lake.
NRP attempted to stop Calvo for operating a PWC without navigational lights after sunset. The officer followed the craft to the Beckman's Peninsula area of the lake as it traveled at a high rate of speed between two docks and made a circle behind the docks within 20 feet of shore.
After taking field sobriety tests, Calvo was placed under arrest and transported to the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office. Calvo took a breath test, which showed a blood alcohol concentration of .16 percent. He was issued citations for operating a motor vessel while under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vessel while impaired by alcohol, operating a vessel between the hours of sunset and sunrise without proper navigation lights, and operating a PWC in excess of 6 knots within 100 feet of shore. He was released on his signature.
NRP reminds persons operating personal watercraft within 100 feet of the shore, wharfs, piers, pilings, jetties, bridge structures or abutments, individual or individuals in the water, and other vessels may not exceed a speed of 6 knots at anytime.
Worcester County – On Friday, July 6, the Maryland Natural Resources Police served Mark David Brady, 52, of Berlin with a criminal summons charging him with second-degree assault and fourth-degree sex offense. The charges stem from an incident that took place on June 23, aboard a shuttle boat in the Isle of Wight Bay, outside of local drinking establishment on 49th Street.
Brady is charged with allegedly pulling the victim’s top up and touching her inappropriately. As the victim cried out for help another shuttle boat patron struck Brady, knocking him back into his seat and away from the victim. Brady and his associates disembarked the shuttle boat onto a private boat and left the area.
Brady is scheduled to appear in Worcester County District Court on July 27 for a preliminary inquiry.
Worcester County – On Sunday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged a Wingate man for driving while intoxicated on Assateague Island National Seashore.
NRP responded to Assateague State Park for a report of a domestic disturbance in the campground involving a white van. NRP located and stopped the van, operated by Hilliston Oneil Moore, 44, of Wingate, in the parking area of the national park headquarters building.
Officers determined that Moore’s driver’s license was suspended and that he was possibly under the influence of alcohol. After taking field sobriety tests, Moore was placed under arrest and transported to the Maryland State Police, Berlin Barrack. Moore took a breath test, which showed a blood alcohol concentration of .12 percent. He was issued citations for driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol per se, driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol, and driving on suspended license.
Moore and his girlfriend, Lisa Dawn Marsh, 45, also of Wingate, were issued warnings for disorderly conduct that led to the initial call, and subsequently evicted from Assateague State Park.
July 11, 2007
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 280 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the NRP provide a variety of services in addition to conservation and boating law enforcement duties throughout the State of Maryland. These services include homeland security, search and rescue, emergency medical services, education, information and communications services on a round the clock basis. NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.
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