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Dorchester County The Maryland Natural Resources Police has charged Zachary Woodland Seaman, 27, of Cambridge, Md. with three counts of possessing undersize hard crabs. The waterman was found with 251 undersize crabs in three bushel baskets at 1p.m. July 12 during a routine inspection in the Wingate area of Dorchester County.

Worcester County NRP has charged Earnest J. Kasner, 33, of Rockaway Park, N.Y. with operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation and failure to maintain proper lookout to avoid a collision. On July 7 at 10 p.m., Kasner was operating a 36-foot Chesapeake Sport fishing vessel, Anger Management, and ran it into the south jetty at Ocean City. The vessel sank as a result of the impact. Kasner was transported to Atlantic General Hospital for minor injuries.

Garrett County NRP has charged Christopher Steven Cranley, 38, of Chicago with operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol, operating a vessel while impaired by alcohol, operating a vessel while under the influence or impaired by alcohol and negligent operation of a vessel. Cranley was stopped at 8:30 p.m. on July 6 on Deep Creek Lake when officers observed the vessel being operated while a female was dancing on the bow of the boat.

   July 13, 2011

Contact: Sgt. A.A. Windemuth
410-260-8003 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 is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages a half-million 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 11 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