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Maryland Natural Resources Police Blotter

Allegany County – On June 20, 2009, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Roger Dale Broadwater of Lonaconing, Maryland with hunting deer during closed season, hunting without permission, possession of a skin of a timber rattle snake, manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing and hindering a police officer. Stanley Olon Broadwater of Frostburg, Maryland was charged with hunting deer during closed season. Robert Lee Phillips Jr. of Lonaconing, Maryland was charged with hunting deer during closed season, hunting deer with improper weapon, hunting without written permission, and obstructing and hindering. This incident started as a report of an illegal deer kill on Jackson Mountain Road and led to the discovery of marijuana plants growing on the property.

Baltimore County – On June 27, 2009, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Jeffery Lynn Lupus of Middle River, Maryland with operating a vessel while intoxicated, operating a vessel while impaired and failure to display required navigational lights. This incident occurred in the Middle River near Hart Miller Island.

Garrett County – On June 28, 2009, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged John Joseph Agnidis of Westminster, Maryland and Daniel Phillip Nibali of Baltimore, Maryland with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. This incident took place on the Potomac Garrett State Forest.

Garrett County – On June 27, 2009, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Lia Rudd Larsen-Charles with driving under the influence, driving while impaired, driving in violation of license restriction, and underage possession of alcohol. This incident occurred in Deep Creek Lake Campground.

   July 1, 2009

Contact: Sgt. Art Windemuth

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 249 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.

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