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Anne Arundel County (July 25, 2011) – The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) responded to several incidents at Saturday’s Bumper Bash at Dobbins Island in the Magothy River. The event was attended by an estimated 2,000 to 2,500 people with approximately 500 vessels. NRP and Anne Arundel County Police responded to 14 fights/ disorderly situations, arrested three for operating a vessel while intoxicated and one on an outstanding warrant. NRP also charged one with theft and charged two with underage possession of an alcoholic beverage. Officers issued 59 citations and gave out 44 warnings. The Anne Arundel County Fire department responded to ten medical incidents where three were transported to area medical centers for minor injuries.

Kent County – NRP continues to search for Andrew Michal Bauer, 34, of West Chester, Pa. Bauer was last seen at 3:45 p.m. on July 23 when he went to pick up some friends in a 10-foot grey dingy on the Sassafras River near Kennedyville, Md. Bauer’s unoccupied vessel was found at 5:50 p.m. near Ordinary Point on the Sassafras River. NRP, Maryland State Police (MSP) aviation and the U.S. Coast Guard searched Saturday and Sunday. The Coast Guard suspended their search and NRP and MSP aviation continue to search today.

NRP is investigating the incident and would encourage the public to call 800-628-9944 if Bauer has been seen or a vessel similar to his was observed on the Sassafras River on Saturday. Bauer is described as a white male 6 feet, 3 inches tall, 200 pounds, shaved head, goatee and tattoos on both arms.

Queen Anne’s County – NRP and Anne Arundel County Fire rescued three people after a boating accident at 2:55 p.m. on July 24, south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Dennis Junior Sorzano, 38 of Hyattsville, Dennis Conrad Sorzano of Hyattsville, and Vernon Dominique, 83 of Capital Heights were pulled from the water after their 15-foot Cobia capsized during a thunderstorm.

   July 25, 2011

Contact: Sgt. A.A. Windemuth
410-260-8003 office | 410-713-8449 cell

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.

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