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Maryland Natural Resources Police Blotter

Anne Arundel County – On July 10, 2009, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Brent Harvay Matherly of Annapolis, Maryland with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol, operating a vessel while impaired by alcohol and failing to display proper navigational lights between sunset and sunrise. This incident occurred in Back Creek Anne Arundel County.

Anne Arundel County –
On July 10, 2009, at 10:18 pm, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) responded to the area Round Bay, Severn River Anne Arundel County for an investigation of a boating accident and drowning.. Investigation revealed that Gregory Lon Jackson of Crownsville, Maryland required CPR after he began swimming from a canoe in the Severn River. Anthony Michael Roney of Crownsville, Maryland was with Gregory Jackson in the canoe. Roney entered the water and used a life jacket to keep Gregory Jackson afloat while yelling for help. Walter Fred Jackson of Crownsville, Maryland, brother of the victim Gregory Jackson, heard Roney yell for help. Walter Jackson launched a boat from his residence and responded to the location where Gregory Jackson and Anthony Roan were in the water. Gregory Jackson was put into the vessel and Roney began CPR on Gregory Jackson. Gregory Jackson was transported back to Walter Jackson’s dock. Gregory Jackson was transported to the Anne Arundel Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The Maryland Natural Resources Police Investigation Unit is continuing the investigation.

Anne Arundel County –
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) are investigating a body that was found floating in Shipwright’s Harbor Marina, located on Herring Bay Road, Deale Maryland. NRP was notified on July 12, 2009 at approximately 4:15 pm by the Anne Arundel County 911 of a body that was floating in the marina. The body of David Alan Caney, a 62 year old white male who lived on board a vessel located at the marina was found in the marina. The Maryland Natural Resources Police Special Operation Division is investigating the incident. The body is being sent to the Medical Examiners Office in Baltimore for autopsy.

Worcester County –
On July 10, 2009, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Edgar Maynard Fleming 3rd of Parsonsburg, Maryland with unsafe lane change, driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage per se and driving while impaired by an alcoholic beverage. This incident occurred at approximately 2:05 am when Fleming was stopped for an unsafe lane change on Route 50 and Riddle Lane.

   July 13, 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.

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