Tag Archives: Maryland Natural Resources Police officers

Maryland Natural Resources cops snare gator captor

NRP received a complaint about an alligator being kept as a pet in an apartment. Officers visited the residence to interview Hopkins but he wasn’t home. After obtaining a search warrant, officers were able to seize the two-foot alligator, which was in an aquarium in the living room.

Lance Fridley faces new poaching charges in oyster sanctuary while court cases are pending for prior pirate poaching; Maryland officials simply look stupid and powerless to stop poaching

Outlaw Watermen Busted by DNR Cops; Pirates Allegedly Caught Red-handed Poaching Sanctuaries & Cheating on Rules

(Editor’s Note: A few outlaw Maryland watermen, who are in the distinct minority of those who work the water to make a living – have extensive criminal records and are seldom in thin ice when it comes to being prosecuted. This review of the records of four recently charged with violations of DNR rules and Maryland law are as follows: Explanations of some of the cases involving one waterman have been provided by Somerset County States Attorney Daniel Powell.)

Saturation patrols, surveillance and tips from the public led to oyster poaching charges being filed by Maryland Natural Resources Police officers against four Eastern Shore watermen over the holiday period.

Maryland NRP officers find two bodies missing from boating mishaps on Chesapeake; three died overall

ANNAPOLIS, MD. — 07/17/2014 — Maryland Natural Resources Police officers Tuesday recovered the bodies of two men missing since the weekend.

At about 8:30 a.m., officers found the body of Daniel Isaac Lugo, 18, of Quarryville, Pa., at the mouth of the Susquehanna River, where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay.

Lugo had been swimming with family members Sunday afternoon in the shallow waters of an area known as Susquehanna Flats, when the family’s boat began to drift away. As Lugo went to retrieve the vessel, he began to flounder and call for help.

His stepfather jumped from the boat into the water and was able to grab Lugo’s shirt collar, but could not hold on.

Officers employed side-scan sonar to search Sunday evening and all day Monday. Shortly after resuming the search Tuesday morning, they located Lugo’s body.