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Maryland Natural Resources Police Blotter

Washington County – The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) investigated a boating accident that occurred at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 12 on the Potomac River in the McMahon’s Mill area near Downsville. The investigation revealed that an 18-foot Maxum boat was traveling upstream when it struck another vessel that was drifting downstream. The Maxum boat was operated by Joshua Bowman of Hedgesville, West Virginia. Bowman was charged with operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a vessel.

Worcester County – NRP charged Jordan Roberts Sellman, age 26 from Washington, D.C., with operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol, operating a vessel while impaired by alcohol, negligent operation of a vessel and operating a personal watercraft after sunset. Sellman was initially stopped at 8:37 p.m. on June 12 in the St. Martins River for driving after sunset.

Worcester County – At 12:45 a.m. on June 13, NRP charged Corey Nequan Reid, age 19 from Cheriton, Virginia, with possession of marijuana, driving without a license and driving with an out-of-state, suspended license. NRP also charged passenger Derrius Dquine Townsend, age 18 from Birdsnest, Virginia, with possession of marijuana. Initially, NRP stopped the vehicle for driving without headlights.

  June 16, 2010

Contact: Sgt. A.A. Windemuth
410-260-8850 office | 410-713-8449 cell

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 247 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