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Cecil County – Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Dylan Edward Graham, 21 of Elkton, Md., on September 18, with theft over $1,000, 4th degree burglary, malicious destruction of property and unauthorized removal of property. Graham is accused of stealing a 2001 Kawasaki 11STX personal watercraft on July 26, from a home on 18 Cecil Ave., Charlestown, Md. A trial is set for of October 26 in the District Court of Maryland for Cecil County.

Worcester County – NRP charged Robert Vernon Laukhuff, 48 of Pequea, Pennsylvania, on September 19, at 12:10 pm, with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol per se., while investigating a motorcycle accident on Route 611 and Bayberry Drive. NRP officers found Laukhuff standing next to a motorcycle that was in the bushes at the bottom of the ditch. Laukhuff failed the field sobriety test and was arrested. NRP found suspected marijuana in Laukhuff’s pants during the arrest. A trial is set for December 17 in District Court of Maryland for Worcester County in Snow Hill.

  September 21, 2010

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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.

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