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Maryland Natural Resources Police Blotter

Garrett County - On October 26, 2009, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Marvin Ray Sines, 44, of Friendsville MD with hunting bear with the aid of Bait. Sines was hunting in the White Rock area of Garrett County.

Washington County
- On October 31, 2009, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Derrick Lamar Eby, 19, of Clear Spring with hunting deer during closed season. Eby killed a whitetail deer with a shotgun while floating on the Conococheague Creek.

Washington County
- On November 10, 2009, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Joshua Daniel Reed, 18, of Hancock, MD with shooting from a roadway, loaded weapon in a vehicle, and fleeing and eluding a police officer. NRP officers observed a 2004 Chevrolet Impala stop in the roadway and fire a shot. When NRP officers attempted to stop the vehicle, Reed drove away at a high rate of speed and refused to stop. Reed drove for 17 miles before being stopped by a Maryland State Police in Allegany, County.

Garrett County
- On November 11, 2009, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged David William Crow, 42, of Cumberland, Randall Curry Crews, 47, and David Andrew Topper, 35, both of Frostburg with hunting deer closed season, hunting deer at night, and casting rays of light with a weapon in possession. Crow was also charged with shooting from the roadway and loaded weapon in a vehicle.

Garrett County
- On November 11, 2009 the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Jonathan Douglas George,18, and Jesse Alexander Lease,22, both of Barton, MD with casting rays of light with a weapon in possession, hunting deer during closed season, and hunting deer at nighttime.

Garrett County
- On November 13, 2009 the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Donald Alan Kooken, 27, of Swantan, MD, Alyssa Rhita Miller, 20, and Ashby James Reeves, 19, both of Keyser, WV with casting rays of light with a weapon in possession, hunting deer closed season, and hunting deer at night. Reeves was also charged with loaded weapon in a vehicle, and underage possession of an alcoholic beverage. Kooken was also charged with possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a vehicle.

Worcester County- On November 18, 2009 at 9:00 pm., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Ricky Tull Holland, age 49, of Pocomoke, Md with casting rays of artificial light with a weapon in possession and loaded firearm in a vehicle. This incident occurred on Dunn Swamp Road. A .243 cal rifle was seized. A court date has been set for January 15, 2010.


   November 20, 2009

Contact: Sgt. Art Windemuth
410-260-8003
awindemuth@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 249 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.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 461,000 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