ANNAPOLIS (June 13, 2009) - The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) recently released the following incident report.
MAN SENTENCED FOR ABANDONING BOAT: On April 9, in St. Marys County District Court, Jon Lore Jr., of Lexington Park, was found guilty of abandoning a boat on waters of the State. He was sentenced to 6 months in jail (suspended) and given 18 months unsupervised probation. A restitution hearing is set for May 22, 2009 to determine the restitution amount. The cost of removing the vessel is $13,855.00. The original charges were placed by NRP in December 2008. It is illegal for a person to abandon, any vessel upon any waters of the State.
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.