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Maryland Natural Resources Police Blotter

Garrett County – On October 9, 2010 at 3:00 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) arrested Owen Hitchens Preston, 77, of Berlin, Pa., for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol per se, and driving in violation of his license restriction. Initial contact with Preston occurred at Westernport Road and Pine Swamp Road in Savage River State Forest when an officer stopped to check on him as he was parked on the side of the road. The officer found Preston to be under the influence of alcohol and warned him against driving. Preston was stopped two minutes later as he attempted to drive down the roadway. A court date has not been set for this case.

Worcester County
– On October 9, 2010 at 1:20 a.m., NRP charged Adam Ray Shaulis, 46, of Selbyville, Del., with possession of crack cocaine, and three counts of drug paraphernalia. Initial contact with Shaulis occurred at Willard’s Bypass Road in Worcester County when an officer stopped to check on him as he was parked on the side of the road. NRP arrested Shaulis when it was discovered that he had an outstanding warrant through the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. During the arrest, officers discovered numerous items used to smoke crack cocaine that contained suspected crack cocaine residue. Shaulis was transported to the District Court Commissioner in Snow Hill where a commissioner imposed an $8,000 bond on his outstanding warrant and a $5,000 bond for his drug charges. Shaulis was incarcerated in the Worcester County Detention Center. Shaulis is set to appear in District Court of Maryland in Snow Hill on February 18, 2011.

Kent County
– NRP recovered the body of a missing commercial waterman who failed to return from trot lining for crabs in the Chester River near Ringold’s Point. Lewis Herbert Cain Sr., 64, of Rock Hall, was found deceased and alone in his running, aground vessel near Ringold’s Point at 7:30 p.m. on October 11, 2010 by a friend. Cain had a history of medical problems and no foul play is suspected in his death. Cain’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiners in Baltimore for autopsy. .

  October 12, 2010

Contact: Sgt. A.A. Windemuth
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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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