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Charles County – On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged a Virginia man with hunting while intoxicated in Purse State Park.
While on patrol, NRP made contact with Arnold Lee Wallace, 59, of Alexandria, Va. as he walked from a wooded area along Riverside Road. Wallace was carrying a loaded muzzleloader rifle. Wallace displayed signs of intoxication and after failing field sobriety tests was charged with carrying a firearm while hunting under the influence of alcohol, negligent hunting, hunting at nighttime and failure to display hunting license on demand.
He was released on his signature to a sober friend at the scene. A preliminary hearing date of Nov. 13 has been scheduled for Wallace in Charles County District Court.
Queen Anne’s County – On Friday, Oct. 26, at 11:30 a.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged David E. Kittle, 51, of Pasadena with multiple hunting violations on Wye Island Nature Resources Management Area after receiving a report of an individual in possession of an antlered deer out of season.
NRP arrived on location and observed Kittle’s pick up truck stuck in a field with the head of an untagged antlered deer in the bed of the truck. Officers also located a loaded muzzleloader rifle in the cab of the truck and a cocked crossbow in the bed of the truck. Further investigation revealed the deer had not been checked in through the Maryland Big Game Registration System. NRP seized as evidence the muzzleloader, the crossbow and the deer head.
Kittle was issued citations for having a loaded weapon in a vehicle, possession of deer out of season, failure to tag deer before removing from place of kill, removing the head and or hide of deer before check in, failure to check in deer within 24 hours of kill and failure to complete big game harvest record. A court date of Dec. 12 has been scheduled for Kittle in Queen Anne’s County District Court. The Maryland Park Service assisted NRP with the incident.
November 2, 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