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Cecil County – On Sunday, Nov. 11, at 7:25 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Daniel Ryan Lawrence, 23, of Townsend, Del. with casting rays of artificial light on fields or woodland while having a weapon in possession capable of killing deer.
NRP observed Lawrence shine the headlights of his vehicle into a field along Maryland Line Road near Massey. Lawrence allegedly removed a rifle from the vehicle and attempted to shoot at a deer in the field. He did not discharge the rifle. NRP stopped and charged Lawrence for the violation and seized as evidence one .22 caliber rifle. A court date of Jan. 18, 2008 has been scheduled for Lawrence in Cecil County District Court.
Queen Anne’s County – On Sunday, Nov. 11, at 9:20 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Derrick Alan Munker, 23, of Pasadena and James Joseph Bohn IV, 25, of Linthicum Heights with undersized striped bass in the Kent Narrows area.
NRP observed Munker and Bohn allegedly catching and keeping striped bass smaller than the 18-inch minimum length requirement. NRP approached the men and located a trash bag hidden in the brush containing 12 striped bass. Munker and Bohn were each charged with possession of five undersized striped bass and exceeding the daily catch limit of striped bass. A court date of Jan. 30, 2008 has been scheduled for both men in Queen Anne’s County District Court.
St. Mary’s County – On Monday, Nov. 5, at 4:20 a.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged William Francis Wilkins, 20, of Charlotte Hall, Claude Daniel Caltrider, 43, of Dryfork, W. Va., and Gary Daniel Caltrider, 20, of Annandale, Va. with multiple hunting violations near Charlotte Hall.
The incident started at 2:36 a.m. when a St. Mary’s County deputy noticed blood dripping from the rear door of the van the three men occupied. The deputy made contact with the three as they were dragging an 11-point antlered deer across the lawn of a residence on Triangle Drive.
NRP was called to the scene and charged all three men with casting rays of artificial light on fields or woodland while having a weapon in possession capable of killing deer, hunting at nighttime, hunting deer with a firearm during closed season, and using a rifle to hunt deer in a county restricted to shotgun only. A court date of Dec. 7 has been scheduled for the three men in St. Mary’s County District Court.
Washington County – On Monday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Robert Ira Jacobs, 24, of Falling Waters, W.Va. and William Edward Kelley Jr., 53, of Martinsburg, W.Va. with hunting violations near Williamsport.
NRP stopped the two after observing the vehicle Kelley was operating shine the headlights into a field. During the stop, NRP located and seized as evidence a loaded .22 caliber rifle from the vehicle. Both men were charged with casting rays of artificial light on fields or woodland while having a weapon in possession capable of killing deer. Jacobs was also charged with possession of a loaded weapon in a vehicle. A court date of Jan. 8, 2008 has been scheduled for the two men in Washington County District Court.
November 14, 2007
Contact:Sgt. Ken Turner
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