Maryland Natural Resources Police Blotter
Garrett County -
Frederick County –
- On November 27, NRP investigated three hunting accidents
that occurred in Frederick County during the opening day of deer season. A
tree stand accident occurred on New Cut Road, in Rocky Ridge. The victim was
a 51 year-old male who fell from a height of 15 feet when his foot slipped
off the top rung of the ladder of the tree stand. The man was not wearing a
safety harness at the time of the accident. He sustained injuries to his
internal organs, back and ribs.
- Officers responded to a second accident in the 7900 block of Jackson Court
in Frederick. The responding officer found that a shotgun slug was fired and
struck a house. Raymond Daryl Weeks, 51 of Frederick was charged with
negligent hunting. The investigation is continuing.
- NRP officers investigated an incident in which a house was struck by gunshot
in the 8300 block of Water Street in Walkersville. The investigation is
Worcester County – On November 24, at 10:15 p.m., NRP charged three individuals with jacklighting after the vehicle they were riding in was observed shining the vehicle’s headlights onto fields and woodland along Newark and Williams Church Roads. NRP charged Michael Cori Cluster, 26 of Berlin, Franklin Timothy Brinker, 21 of Selbyville, Del., and Robert Howard Patterson III, 23 of Berlin, with casting rays of artificial light onto field and woodland with a weapon in possession. A Remington 7mm rifle was seized.
|November 29, 2010||
Contact: Sgt. A.A. Windemuth
The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 247 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 (DNR), which
is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is the state agency responsible
for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and
visitors. DNR manages more than 461,000 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