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July 6, 1994
Maryland Natural Resources Police reported that they stopped a 15-foot boat in Liberty Reservoir near Eldersburg on Saturday and arrested its operator.Gerald A. Clark, 28, of Glen Burnie was charged with operating a boat while intoxicated, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police said.The charge carries a maximum fine of $1,000 and/or one year in prison, according to the spokeswoman.FIRE* Eldersburg: Sykesville responded to a trash container fire in the 1900 block of Liberty Road at 9:46 a.m. Sunday.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
A Severna Park man was arrested Sunday after police allege that he impersonated a law enforcement officer after being stopped in a Taco Bell drive-through lane. Police had expected the man was intoxicated. Robert Knickerbocker, 47, of the 100 block of Cedar Road, faces driving while intoxicated and police impersonation charges, and was issued five traffic citations, according to Anne Arundel County Police. Responding to a call in the 500 block of Ritchie Highway at around 2 a.m., officers saw the driver of a Mercedes 300D repeatedly sounding the horn of his vehicle.
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NEWS
October 1, 1993
Police remind fishermen to observe boating rulesMaryland Natural Resources Police remind night fishermen at Piney Run Regional Park to observe Maryland fishing and boating regulations, including during the night fishing events scheduled on Wednesday evenings in October.Lights are required to be displayed on all vessels operating between sunset and sunrise. All motorboats, including those with electric motors, must display a combination red and green bow light and an all-round (360 degrees)
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
Four Maryland men were charged with power dredging for oysters in a sanctuary on Tilghman Island, the state's Department of Natural Resources said Friday. DNR police charged Bartlett Wade Murphy Jr., 39, Benjamin Murphy, 62, both of Tilghman Island, and Willis Leanard Coleman Jr., 59 of Cambridge, and Robert Andrew Walker, 43 of Hurlock, with removing oysters from the Harris Creek Sanctuary. The state is rebuilding reefs within the sanctuary to restore the bay's oyster population.
NEWS
August 19, 2002
Four young people swimming in the Patapsco River late yesterday afternoon spotted a man's body in the water near Interstate 895 in Brooklyn Park, Maryland Natural Resources Police said. The youths alerted authorities shortly before 5 p.m. Police from the Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Transportation Authority and Anne Arundel County were investigating. DNR spokeswoman Heather Lynch said last night the man had not been identified, and that the body appeared to have been in the water for several days.
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August 20, 1993
5 boats found; link to 3 other thefts suspectedMaryland Natural Resources Police recovered yesterday five more boats reported stolen since last weekend, all linked to three other stolen vessels found this week, including Pat Sajak's 26-foot Sea Ray cabin cruiser.Police said yesterday that they think all eight thefts are related. The five boats were recovered yesterday in Stoney Creek, some adrift and others beached on private property along the shore.Three 25-foot Bayliners owned by Pasadena and Glen Burnie HTC residents had been stolen from the Stoney Creek Bridge Marina.
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By GREG GARLAND | May 21, 2007
A recreational boater discovered a body floating in the water about a mile north of the Bay Bridge yesterday, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police, which is investigating the matter. Sgt. Kenneth B. Turner, a spokesman for the police agency, said the boater radioed the Coast Guard after finding the body, and the Coast Guard, in turn, alerted his agency at 11:23 a.m. "Maryland Natural Resources Police and the Anne Arundel County Fire Department responded to the scene," Turner said.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2012
The body of a swimmer who disappeared Sunday near Howell Point on the Eastern Shore, was recovered by the Maryland Natural Resources Police Monday. Brandon M. Greene, 21, of Edgewood, was reported missing shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday, authorities said. The boaters with whom he was traveling had stopped off Howell Point in Kent County to go swimming when they noticed he was missing. Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Still Pond in Kent County, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland Natural Resources Police and Kent County Fire Rescue and helicopters from the Maryland State Police and Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., joined in the search of 80 square miles over nine hours.
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By From Staff Reports | December 20, 1994
A Baltimore man remained in critical but stable condition in the Maryland Shock Trauma Center last night after being shot in the chest while illegally hunting deer in Carroll County over the weekend, authorities said.Brian Edward Johnson, 36, was shot Saturday while hunting with three other people on private property near Reese, said Bob Graham, spokesman for Maryland Natural Resources Police. Mr. Johnson's shotgun discharged into his chest.Police, who have received conflicting statements from witnesses, are still investigating to determine if the shooting was accidental or self-inflicted, Mr. Graham said Sunday.
NEWS
August 14, 2002
Maryland Natural Resources Police have recovered the body of a man who was reported missing after his boat capsized Saturday near the Bay Bridge. James Thomas, 44, of the 5600 block of Whitby Road in Baltimore was boating with four family members in a 16-foot runabout when the vessel began sinking late Saturday. The others aboard -- including three children ages 8, 11 and 12 -- made it to shore safely early Sunday, police said. Early yesterday, an angler spotted a body in the Chesapeake Bay, west of Love Point.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2012
Rescuers, including the Coast Guard and other local police authorities, are searching for a man after his personal watercraft was found unattended in the Back River near Essex. The Coast Guard reported Harry Gillis, 47, of Baltimore, was missing. According to statement, the Coast Guard received a call at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday from a man reporting that a blue personal watercraft had drifted to his pier with the keys in the ignition. Coast Guard crew used a boat and a helicopter in its search.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2012
The body of a swimmer who disappeared Sunday near Howell Point on the Eastern Shore, was recovered by the Maryland Natural Resources Police Monday. Brandon M. Greene, 21, of Edgewood, was reported missing shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday, authorities said. The boaters with whom he was traveling had stopped off Howell Point in Kent County to go swimming when they noticed he was missing. Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Still Pond in Kent County, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland Natural Resources Police and Kent County Fire Rescue and helicopters from the Maryland State Police and Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., joined in the search of 80 square miles over nine hours.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2011
Maryland Natural Resources Police is investigating the shooting death of a bald eagle that was found Friday in Allegany County near the Pennsylvania line. The mature eagle was found by a farm caretaker along the banks of Evitts Creek, just west of Rocky Gap State Park. "It was probably sitting in a tree when it was shot in the chest," said NRP Sgt. Art Windemuth. "It couldn't have been mistaken for anything else. It had the white head and tail and golden beak and talons. It was the American symbol in full plumage.
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July 3, 2011
Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating a fatal boating accident on Saturday involving a 45-year-old man from Westminster. According to Natural Resources Police, officers were dispatched to the Chesapeake Isles Community along the Elk River June 25 to investigate a capsized vessel and persons in distress. The vessel had taken on water before capsizing in a mooring area near the private community, police said. The operator and three passengers were pulled from the water by nearby witnesses who found the operator unconscious.
NEWS
By Nat Williams | July 26, 2010
The future of America's great outdoors is in the hands of Congress this week. On Wednesday, it is likely both the House and the Senate will have a historic opportunity to support and reinvigorate the nation's key program for protecting our lands and waters. Since 1965, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has been instrumental in preserving iconic national landmarks, wildlife refuges, working farms and ranches, and state and local parks. With America now losing 3 million acres every year to development, ensuring full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund is more critical than ever.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | December 30, 2009
The Natural History Society of Maryland houses a wall of cloudy-eyed snakes, drawers full of fossils, rocks, and skeletal remains of behemoths, shelves displaying Native American artifacts and glass-enclosed cases with mounted birds. More than 50,000 specimens, some preserved for more than a century, pay testament to the state's rich natural heritage and the society's tenacity at saving them. "We are about natural history here," said Ginger Mihalik, executive director of the society founded 80 years ago in Baltimore.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2012
Rescuers, including the Coast Guard and other local police authorities, are searching for a man after his personal watercraft was found unattended in the Back River near Essex. The Coast Guard reported Harry Gillis, 47, of Baltimore, was missing. According to statement, the Coast Guard received a call at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday from a man reporting that a blue personal watercraft had drifted to his pier with the keys in the ignition. Coast Guard crew used a boat and a helicopter in its search.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | December 17, 2008
An Ellicott City man whose stray bullet shattered the front window of a Howard County day care center last week has been charged with negligent hunting by Maryland Natural Resources Police. Investigators said yesterday that Richard Vernon Hoenes Jr., 41, fired his shotgun several times Dec. 10 at a deer that was between him and Kids Time Out in Clarksville. One of the slugs traveled about 277 yards through a farm field and woods, and hit the window. The slug was found on the windowsill.
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