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Maryland Natural Resources Police Blotter

  • Anne Arundel County On June 28, 2009, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged John Allen Schuman 2nd of Pasadena, Maryland with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol, operating a vessel while impaired by alcohol, negligent operation and exceeding the six knot speed limit. This incident occurred in Bodkin Creek on the Patapsco River in Anne Arundel County.
  • Cecil County On June 30, 2009, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) investigated a single vessel boating accident on the Sassafras River. The accident involved a Jonathan Shillingford of Chester Springs, Pa. that was injured while wake boarding. Shillingford was on a wake board that was being towed behind a vessel. Shillingford lost control of the wake board and sustained non-life threatening injuries. Shillingford was transported to Christiana Hospital in Delaware. No charges are being filed as the result of the accident.
  • Cecil County On June 27, 2009, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Anthony Paul Foster with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol, operating a vessel while impaired by alcohol and operating a vessel while under the influence of a combination of one or more drugs and/or alcohol. This incident occurred on the C & D Canal, Chesapeake City, Maryland.

   July 2, 2009

Contact: Sgt. Art Windemuth

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 249 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 (DNR), which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 461,000 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