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Allegany County – On Saturday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) responded to an ATV accident on the off-road vehicle (ORV) trail at Green Ridge State Forest.
Ron S. Cosner, 34, of Linthicum Heights was riding his ATV with friends along the trail near Fifteen Mile Creek Road when he hit a rut in the trail, which caused the ATV to overturn. Cosner was wearing a helmet and eye protection and his ATV was registered with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Cosner was transported to Cumberland Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injures. Flintstone Volunteer Fire Company assisted NRP with the incident.
Anne Arundel County – On Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Bradley A. Davis, 21, of Curtis Bay, Kristopher N. Grim, 24, of Glen Burnie and Dustinray M. Harmon, 19, of Brooklyn with operating an off-road vehicle on private property without written permission near Glen Burnie.
The incident started when NRP observed three dirt bikes operating on BGE property off of Marley Neck Boulevard. Grim and Harmon were issued citations after producing a form of identification to the officer. Davis stated that he did not have any identification and gave a false name and date of birth to the officer.
Davis was arrested and transported to the Anne Arundel County Police Eastern District office. During processing, NRP discovered Davis’ real name and that he had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear on an attempted murder charge in Baltimore City. Davis was also in possession of marijuana.
In addition to the warrant, NRP charged Davis with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), marijuana, giving a false statement per identity to avoid prosecution and operating an off-road vehicle on private property without written permission.
Cecil County – On Saturday, April 5, at 2:45 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged William C. Wagner, 40, Joseph P. Krzykwa, 24 and Michael J. Fawcett, 21, all of Newark, Del. and Mark H. Stoughton, 27, of Elkton with operating an off-road vehicle on private property without written permission off of Shady Beach Road near North East.
NRP stopped the four men along with five juveniles after observing the group operating ATVs and dirt bikes on private property adjacent to the Elk Neck State Forest. The four adults were released on their signatures and the juveniles were released to family members.
DNR provides trails for off-road vehicles in Garrett, Potomac, Green Ridge, Savage River and Pocomoke State Forests.
Off-road vehicles utilizing these trails must be registered annually with DNR and display a registration sticker. Registration stickers are available from any DNR regional service center. Stickers and trail maps are also available at the five state forests where ORV use is permitted. It is recommended that you call the State Forest and Park Office you will be visiting before using the trails to be advised of current trail closures or hazards.
Cecil County – In light of the recent recreational herring fishery opportunities in Cecil County and an increase in dividing line violations along the North East River and Principio Creek, the Maryland Natural Resources Police remind anglers of the following:
- The dividing line for tidal and nontidal waters on the North East River is the Maryland Route 7 Bridge.
- The dividing line for tidal and nontidal waters on Principio Creek is the Amtrak Bridge south of Maryland Route 7.
- Fishing the nontidal waters mentioned above require a Maryland Nontidal fishing license and can only be fished with hook and line.
- Fishing the tidal waters mentioned above require a Chesapeake Bay Sport fishing license.
For a complete list of tidal and nontidal dividing lines and more information on recreational fishing opportunities across the state, visit the DNR website at www.dnr.maryland.gov
Note: If you choose to use an acronym, please refer to the Maryland Natural Resources Police as “NRP”. Thank you.
April 11, 2008
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.
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 nearly one-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 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