ANNAPOLIS (Dec. 17, 2008) - The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) today released the following incident and arrest reports. NRP is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.
POACHING: On Saturday, Dec. 13, the Maryland Natural Resources Police conducted a nighttime poaching enforcement patrol throughout the county. The goal of this patrol is to stop the illegal nighttime hunting of deer and to preserve public safety.
The patrol utilized NRP aircraft and vehicles strategically placed throughout the county. NRP helicopter Natural One flew overhead locating individuals hunting at night and directed officers to the violators.
At 10:12 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Randall W. Plummer, 19, of St. Inigoes with casting rays of artificial light on fields or woodland while having a weapon in possession capable of killing deer along St. Jeromes Neck Road near Dameron.
NRP officers initiated a traffic stop after Plummer was observed allegedly shining his headlights into fields along the roadway by the crew of NRP helicopter Natural One. During the course of the stop, NRP located and seized as evidence one .22 caliber rifle and ammunition. A court date of March 20, 2009 has been scheduled for Plummer in St. Marys County District Court.
POACHING: On Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 8:45 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Christopher S. Clark II, 18, of Hollywood and a 17-year-old Saint Inigoes youth with casting rays of artificial light on fields or woodland while having a weapon in possession capable of killing deer and driving in a non-designated area of Point Lookout State Park near Scotland.
NRP initiated a traffic stop after observing the two allegedly illuminating a deer with the headlights of their vehicle along Cornfield Harbor Road. During the course of the stop, NRP located and seized as evidence one 12-guage shotgun, one .22 caliber rifle and numerous rounds of ammunition.
The youth was referred to the Department of Juvenile Services and released to his parents. A court date of Feb. 13, 2009 has been scheduled for Clark in St. Marys County District Court.