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Maryland Natural Resources Police Blotter
Allegany County – On Sunday, May 20, at 8:02 a.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) responded to the Rocky Gap State Park Lodge for a report of malicious destruction of property. Twenty vehicles belonging to lodge guests had tires slashed. Police have no suspects at this time. Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact the NRP at the Western Regional Office at (301) 777-7771.
Garrett County – The Maryland Natural Resources Police continue to investigate a report of a possible assault that occurred on Saturday evening, May 19, on the Poplar Lick off-road vehicle (ORV) trail in the Savage River State Forest.
The incident involved three individuals on ATVs and individuals operating two SUVs, an older model maroon Dodge Durango and an older model dark red Ford Explorer, both with Maryland registration. NRP are urging anyone with information on these two vehicles or anyone with information about this investigation to contact NRP at the Western Regional Office at (301) 777-7771.
Harford County – On Friday, May 18 at 11:35 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Patrick Donald Milchling, 20, of Fallston with disorderly conduct and alcoholic beverage/intoxication endanger at Susquehanna State Park. NRP responded to the area after receiving a report of a disturbance in the campground. Milchling was released on a $3,000 bond. A court date of July 5 has been scheduled for Milchling in Harford County District Court.
Kent County – On Friday, May 18, at 8:03 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Christopher Lee Baumann, 20, of Galena with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault-2nd degree, operating a motor vessel while under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vessel while impaired.
The incident started when Baumann and a 17 year-old boy from Galena where returning from a day of fishing on the Sassafras River near Georgetown in a small jon boat. Baumann allegedly turned the vessel in a tight circle and continued to make circles in the river near the Route 213 bridge. The 17 year-old jumped from the vessel and Baumann continued the tight circles until he lost control and fell from the vessel. The vessel then struck the bridge and sank.
After Baumann was in custody he was transported to Chester River Hospital Center and later released. He was then taken before a District Court Commissioner and is being held at the Kent County Detention Center on $35,000 bond. A court date of July 10 has been scheduled for Baumann in Kent County District Court. The 17 year-old was referred to Juvenile Services and released to a parent.
May 21, 2007
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 280 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) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 446,000 acres of public lands and 18,000 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 www.dnr.maryland.gov