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Baltimore County – On Monday, Sept. 24 at 7:20 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged a Pennsylvania man with driving while intoxicated on I-695 near Parkville.
NRP stopped Michael David DeLoach, 48, of Hershey, Pa., for operating his SUV in an aggressive manner. After taking field sobriety tests, DeLoach was placed under arrest and transported to the Maryland State Police Golden Ring Barrack. DeLoach refused to submit to a breath test. He was charged with driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol, aggressive driving, driving vehicle directly in front of overtaken vehicle, following vehicle closer than reasonable and prudent, and exceeding the posted speed limit by 35 mph.
DeLoach was taken before a Baltimore County District Court Commissioner in Towson and released on $5,500 unsecured bond.
Garrett County – On Thursday, Sept. 20, the Maryland Natural Resources Police serviced a criminal summons on Robert Todd Smith, 29, of Swanton for theft over $500.
The charges are the result of a joint investigation between NRP and the Maryland Forest Service (MFS) that alleges Smith cut down and removed 13 trees from the University of Maryland 4H Center property located on Rt. 495 near Bittinger, without permission. The MFS calculated the value of the trees, 12 black cherry and 1 red oak, to be approximately $2,000.
A court date of Jan. 22, 2008, has been scheduled for Smith in Garrett County District Court.
Howard County – On Thursday, Sept. 20, at 2:20 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police arrested a Catonsville woman on drug charges near Jessup.
NRP was stopped behind Christina Marie Perry, 27, of Catonsville at the traffic light at Pocomoke Ave. and Rt. 175. The officer observed Perry on two separate occasions tap a multicolored glass pipe on the side of her car in order to clean out the bowl of the pipe. The officer also observed her packing the bowl of the pipe. NRP stopped Perry and seized as evidence the pipe containing suspected marijuana and a glassine baggie containing suspected marijuana.
Perry was placed under arrest for possession of controlled dangerous substance (CDS), marijuana, and possession of CDS paraphernalia. She was transported to Howard County Central booking for processing and her initial appearance.
Worcester County – On Thursday, Sept. 27, Glenn Allen Stamets, 46, of Bishopville pleaded guilty to false advertising or soliciting an unlicensed tree expert business in Worcester County District Court. The charge was the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Maryland Natural Resources Police and the Maryland Forest Service.
MFS received a complaint that Stamets distributed business cards for his tree expert business advertising tree care services. A check of Departmental records showed that Stamets is not a licensed tree expert and is not working under the supervision of a licensed tree expert. He was fined a total of $250.
Worcester County – On Wednesday, Sept. 26, Stuart Lloyd Windsor, 65, of Ocean City was found guilty in Worcester County District Court of second-degree assault, obstructing and hindering, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.
Windsor was charged by NRP on Aug. 25 after officers boarded Windsor’s sportfishing charter boat “Lisa” to check the daily catch and discovered three fish that required a federal permit to possess. When officers asked Windsor for his permit he became uncooperative, picked up the three fish and walked off the vessel away from the officers. He refused to comply with officer’s orders and had to be forcefully restrained.
Windsor received one year unsupervised probation and fined $500 plus court costs.
September 28, 2007
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 280 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.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 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