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Kent County – The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are asking for help from the public as they continue their investigation into the illegal killing of a tundra swan near Still Pond. NRP found the swan on Thursday morning, December 28, in a pond on private property located in the 12000 block of Still Pond Road, just off of Route 298. The swan appears to have been shot. Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact the NRP at the Hillsboro Office at (410) 820-1314.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police also want to remind citizens that have information of any poaching violations or any natural resource violation to call the Catch-A-Poacher 24-Hour Hotline at 1-800-635-6124. Citizens who supply the NRP with information leading to the arrest and conviction of a poaching violator are eligible to receive cash rewards. Please provide names, addresses and vehicle descriptions. The anonymity of the caller is guaranteed.
Garrett County – On Wednesday, January 17, Mark A. Logsdon Jr., 18, of Frostburg stood trial in Garrett County District Court for theft of property valued under $500 and trespassing on posted property. Logsdon and Cory J. McKenzie, 19, of Grantsville were arrested and charged by NRP on July 18, 2006, for trespassing and theft of 14 trout valued at $344.50 from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service, Bear Creek Trout Rearing Station, which is located in Accident.
Logsdon pleaded guilty to the theft charge and was sentenced to 30 days incarceration with all but 10 days suspended, one-year probation upon his release, $344.50 restitution to DNR, and is forbidden to enter upon the Bear Creek Trout Rearing Station. The State dropped the trespassing charge. McKenzie requested and was granted a postponement for his trial. No date has been scheduled at this time.
January 18, 2007
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