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Calvert County – On Wednesday, Dec.17, at 11 a.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged six individuals with striped bass violations in Solomons Harbor. NRP charged the individuals after locating 20 striped bass, some of which had been filleted, aboard their vessel, Stoney’s Kingfisher.
The following individuals were charged with exceeding the daily recreational catch limit for striped bass and failure to land striped bass dockside as a whole fish: David D. Scott, 37, Lyndon D. Flora Sr., 49, Lyndon D. Flora Jr. 25, William A. Wroten, 27, Nicholas P. Hoffman, 24, all of Lusby and Joseph G. Hawk, 38, of Greenbelt.
A court date of Feb. 9 has been scheduled for the six individuals in Calvert County District Court.
Garrett County – On Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 10:15 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Eric C. Garlitz, 22, of Missoula, Mont. and Karl W. Miller, 24, of McHenry with casting rays of artificial light on fields or woodland along Rock Lodge Road near McHenry. NRP responded to the area after receiving a report of possible illegal nighttime hunting activity.
NRP initiated a traffic stop after observing the two allegedly shining a light on the fields and woodlands along the roadway. During the course of the stop, NRP located and seized as evidence a small bag of suspected marijuana and a smoking pipe.
Garlitz was arrested and additional charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance (CDS), marijuana and possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was taken before a Garrett County District Court Commissioner and released on his own personal recognizance.
Queen Anne’s County – On Saturday, Dec. 20, at 12:45 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged two individuals with hunting waterfowl with bait on private property along Sweet Briar Lane near Stevensville.
NRP issued James N. Weller, 39, of Stevensville and Justin D. Amos, 27, of Glen Burnie each a citation for hunting waterfowl with the aid of bait and seized as evidence three Canada geese.
A person may not hunt, or attempt to hunt wetland game birds, by the aid of baiting, or on or over any baited area.
Baiting means the placing, exposing, depositing, distributing, or scattering of shelled, shucked or unshucked corn, wheat or other grain, salt, or other feed that would lure, attract, or entice wetland game birds to, on, or over any areas where hunters are attempting to hunt them.
Talbot County – On Thursday, Dec. 18, at 2:20 a.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Gregory P. Kemp Sr., 37, and Robert T. Crouch, 31, both of St. Michaels with landing or possessing oysters on a vessel more than 2 hours after sunset or anytime before sunrise.
NRP charged the two men after observing them allegedly unloading 25 bushels of oysters from their vessel at Back Creek Wharf in St. Michaels. Kemp was also charged with operating a vessel between the hours of sunset and sunrise without proper navigation lights and failure to have tidal fish license available for inspection.
A court date of Feb. 19 has been scheduled for both men in Talbot County District Court.
December 24, 2008
Contact: Sgt. Ken Turner
410-260-8003 office I 443-534-5598 cell
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