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NRP Blotter: Missing Boater’s Body Found

Anne Arundel County (June 7, 2011) - The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) recovered the body of James Robert Kane, 25 of Pasadena, Md. at 7:23 a.m. on July 6 from the Magothy River near Dobbins Island.

Kane had been the object of search since he went missing on July 4 from a single craft boating accident. Kane and a passenger were ejected into the water after steering their 17-foot boat too sharply to the left. The passenger was picked-up uninjured by another vessel.

Kane’s body was recovered by Officers during the search and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy.

Garrett County – NRP charged Jeremy Daniel Frisco, 25 from Jeanette, Pa. with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol after he was stopped for boating violations on Deep Creek Lake on July 3 at 4:10 p.m.

Additionally, NRP charged Scott Arthur Vojtkofsky, 36 from Cape Coral, Fla. with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol after he was stopped for boating violations on July 3 at 7:45 p.m.

NRP charged Mark Edward Chido, 45 from Silver Spring, Md. with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia after officers observed Chido in the Savage River State Forest with suspected marijuana on June 25 at 7:10 p.m.

Worcester County – NRP arrested Brian Ray Moskal,18 from Barberton, Ohio with possession of marijuana, possession of CDS paraphernalia and possession of an alcoholic beverage by a person under 21 on June 24 at 9:19 p.m. The arrest was the result of Officers observations in Assateague State Park.

Queen Anne’s County – NRP charged the following individuals during an alcohol enforcement detail in Kent Narrows area of Queen Anne’s County on June 25, 2011:

  • Charles Daniel Haddaway, 23 of Easton, Md. was arrested for operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a vessel.
  • Zachery Lee Moris, 18 of Cordova, Md. was charged with possession of alcoholic beverage by a person under 21.
  • Garrett Edward Elburn, 20 of Cordova was charged with possession of alcoholic beverage by a person under 21.
  • James Robert Spies III, 23 from Henderson, Md. was arrested for operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a vessel, exceeding 6 knots in 6 knot zone and operating without a boating safety card in possession.
  • Terry Jordan Taylor, 31 of Stevensville, Md. was arrested for operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a vessel.
  • David Robert Anderson, 52 of Silver Spring, Md. was arrested for operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a vessel.
  • Robert Michael Smith, 50 from Centerville, Md. was arrested for operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a vessel.
  • Gregory Allen Conaway, 38 from Westminster, Md. was arrested in the Kent Narrows area on June 26 at 3:10 pm, for operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a vessel.

   July 7, 2011

Contact: Sgt. A.A. Windemuth
410-260-8003 office | 410-713-8449 cell
awindemuth@dnr.state.md.us

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 is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages a 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 11 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