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Garrett County County – On Wednesday, July 18, at 9:50 p.m., Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged a Pennsylvanian for operating his pontoon boat while intoxicated on Deep Creek Lake.
David Alan Miracle, 49, of Stroudsburg, Pa. was stopped by NRP for operating his vessel without navigational lights after sunset. Miracle displayed signs of intoxication and after failing field sobriety tests he was placed under arrest. He was issued citations for operating a motor vessel while under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vessel while impaired by alcohol, operating a motor vessel while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and operating a vessel between the hours of sunset and sunrise without proper navigation lights.
A court date of Oct. 17 has been scheduled for Miracle in Garrett County District Court.
Howard County – On Saturday, July 14, Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Edward Leroy Myers, 49, of Gettysburg, Pa., for attempting to sell a black bear hide at the Howard County Fairgrounds near Friendship.
Maryland law states that a person may not sell, offer for sale, barter, or exchange, at any time within the State any game bird or game mammal taken from the wild, in the State or in another state, territory, or country. Myers was allegedly offering for sale a tanned black bear hide during a festival held at the fairground over the weekend.
Howard County – On Monday, July 16, Maryland Natural Resources Police arrested a Catonsville man on drug charges in the Hollofield area of Patapsco Valley State Park.
Harry C. Byrns Jr., 39, of Catonsville was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), cocaine, possession of CDS paraphernalia and unlawfully altering a label on a prescription drug container after an officer found him slumped over the wheel of his vehicle parked along the roadway. NRP stopped to check on the well being of Byrns and observed the drugs in his vehicle.
Byrns was transported to Howard County Central Booking for processing and an appearance before a Howard County District Court Commissioner. A court date of Sept. 13 has been scheduled for Byrns in Howard County District Court.
July 11, 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.
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 449,000 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 12 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