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Garrett County – On Saturday, June 9, at 6:10 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Molly Nicole Reinke, 22, of Harrisburg, Pa. with operating a motor vessel while under the influence in the area of the Glendale Bridge on Deep Creek Lake. Reinke was stopped for allegedly operating her vessel in a negligent manner. She was issued citations for operating a motor vessel while under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vessel while impaired by alcohol, and negligent operation of a motor vessel. A court date of September 13 has been scheduled for Reinke in Garrett County District Court.
Garrett County - On Saturday, June 9, at 9:20 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Chase Leslie Craven, 25, of Bethesda with operating a motor vessel while under the influence and possession of drugs in the area of McHenry Cove on Deep Creek Lake. Craven was stopped for allegedly not having the proper navigational lights on his vessel.
Craven was charged with operating a motor vessel while under the influence of alcohol; operating a motor vessel while impaired by alcohol; possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), marijuana; and possession of CDS paraphernalia.
Garrett County – The Maryland Natural Resources Police continue to investigate a report of a possible hit and run boating accident that occurred sometime in the last two weeks in the Cherry Creek Cove area of Deep Creek Lake.
Sometime between Saturday, May 26 and Thursday, June 7, a pontoon boat was struck on its right rear side while secured to the dock. 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.
Washington County – On Saturday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged John Christopher Shank, 46, of Boonsboro with operating a personal watercraft (PWC) while under the influence on the Potomac River near McMahon’s Mill. Shank was stopped for allegedly violating the distance requirements while operating a PWC.
A person operating a PWC must maintain six knots or slower within 100 feet of another PWC, vessel, shore, pier, piling, bridge structure, abutment or people in the water.
Shank was arrested and transported to the Maryland State Police Hagerstown Barrack for processing. He was issued citations for operating a motor vessel while under the influence of alcohol; operating a motor vessel while impaired by alcohol; and operating a PWC in excess of six knots within 100 feet of another PWC, vessel, shore, pier, piling, bridge structure, abutment or people in the water.
June 12, 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 t www.dnr.maryland.gov