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Maryland Natural Resources Police Blotter

Kent County – On October 24, 2009, the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Douglas Lyn Taylor, 49 years old of Warwick, Maryland with hunting while intoxicated. On Oct 24, at 4:30 pm, NRP Officers stopped Taylor while he was hunting at Millington Wildlife Management Area. During the stop, the Officers detected an odor of alcoholic beverage on Taylor and asked him to perform sobriety test. Taylor failed field sobriety test. Taylor was charged with hunting while intoxicated. A court date of January 2010 will be set.

Wicomico County
– On October 30, 2009 the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Kevin Matthew Twilley, 30 years old from Salisbury, Md. with numerous criminal, natural resources and traffic violations after he was observed poaching deer a night. At approximately 7:30 pm on Oct. 30, Officers observed Twilley shine a light out the vehicle while he was driving on Scotty Road in Worcester County. Then Officers observed Twilley shoot at a deer that was in the field next to the road. As Officers approached the vehicle, Twilley fled the scene. Twilley failed to stop for the NRP Officers. The Pocomoke City Police Department was able to get the vehicle stopped on Rt.13 at Dividing Creek Rd. A check of Twilley's driver's license revealed it was suspended. A check of the license plate revealed it was stolen from the Berlin area in July of this year. Deputies from the Worcester County Sheriff's Office also assisted. Twilley was charged with the following:

Casting Rays of artificial light with implement capable of killing deer.
Hunting deer out of season
Failure to wear fluorescent orange
Hunting at Night time
Shooting from a roadway
Loaded weapon in a vehicle
Hunting on private lands without written permission
Hunting from a vehicle
Operating unregistered vehicle
Displaying registration plate issued to another
Driving on a suspended license
Reckless driving
Driving uninsured vehicle
Attempt by driver to elude police in official police vehicle by failing to stop vehicle
Unauthorized Display and use of registration plates
Theft less than $1000.00.

Somerset County – On Sunday Nov. 1, 2009, a Sparrows Point, Md man was rescued after becoming lost off Marumsco Rd. in Somerset County. Ronald Andrew Mesaris, 49 of Sparrows Point, Md went into the woods at approximately 8:00 P.M. on October 31, to look for keys he had lost while hunting earlier in the day. When he didn't return by 1:00 a.m. his hunting party reported him missing to the Maryland State Police who called Maryland Natural Resources Police for assistance. Officers from both agencies as well as a State Police bloodhound and volunteers from the Marion Station Volunteer Fire Company, took part in the search. Natural Resources Police officers located the man nearly a mile back in the woods. Mesaris was cold and wet but otherwise unharmed.

Talbot County
- On October 22, 2009, the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Michael Jay Lipski of Tilghman Island with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol per se, driving while impaired by alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol and drugs, negligent driving and failure to obey a lawful order. A court has been set for December 17, 2009 in Talbot County District Court.

   November 5, 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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