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Carroll County – On Friday, Dec. 14, David Donald Todd, 53, of Glen Burnie was found guilty of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct in Carroll County District Court. He was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services system.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) arrested and charged Todd on Friday, August 10, at 3:15 p.m., with indecent exposure in the McKeldin area of Patapsco Valley State Park.
NRP responded to the park for a report of a nude man walking in the area of the McKeldin Rapids Trail. Todd was arrested and charged with two counts of indecent exposure and one count of disorderly conduct. He was released from the Carroll County Detention Center on $7,500 cash bond.
Talbot County – The Maryland Natural Resources Police continue their investigation of a hunting accident that occurred on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 8:45 a.m. on private property off of Roslyn Farm Road near Trappe.
Edward C. Waitkaitis Jr., 40, of Arlington, Va., was struck in the eye by a pellet while goose hunting with friends. Members in the hunting party transported Waitkaitis to Memorial Hospital in Easton. Waitkaitis was later flown to the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center by MedSTAR helicopter in critical but stable condition.
Investigators are not releasing the name of the alleged shooter at this time. The incident is an open ongoing investigation.
Washington County – On Saturday, Dec. 15, at 8:37 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Bryan Leon Welch, 42, of Sharpsburg with casting rays of artificial light on fields or woodland while having a weapon in possession capable of killing deer.
NRP observed Welch allegedly shine the headlights of his vehicle into a field along College Road near Hagerstown. NRP stopped and charged Welch for the violation and seized as evidence one .22 magnum caliber rifle and ammunition. A court date of Jan. 24, 2008 has been scheduled for Welch in Washington County District Court.
December 17, 2007
Contact: Sgt. Ken Turner
410-260-8003 office I 443-534-5598 cell
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.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov