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Somerset County – On April 22, 2009, at approx. 7:00 pm, The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) received a report that a vessel was stolen from the county dock in Crisfield, Md. The owner of the vessel reported he last observed it at approx. 3:00 pm. NRP and USCG began a search of the Pocomoke River and Tangier Sound area of the Chesapeake Bay. The vessel was located in area near Smith Island. Russell Carl Brickey, Glen Allen, Va., was the sole occupant of the vessel. NRP charged Mr. Brickey with Theft over $500 and unauthorized removal of property. Brickey was placed in the Somerset County Detention Center under $5,000 bail.
April 24, 2009
Contact: Sgt. Art Windemuth
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 is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million 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