Crime, Police/Fire, Sports

Nottingham man charged with illegal duck hunting

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Natural Resources Police have charged five men with hunting waterfowl during the closed season. On February 13, officers responded to Good Intent Road in Union Bridge in reference to a complaint about hunters shooting at ducks. After investigating, police identified the men as Jeffrey Kreit Jr., 26, of White Hall; Brandon Kreit, 22, of Essex; Timothy McLaughlin, …


Crime, Police/Fire

Parkville man charged after breaking into a vehicle at state park

PARKVILLE, MD—A Parkville man has been charged after breaking into a vehicle at a state park in Howard County. Maryland Natural Resources Police say that Eric Jensen Sr., 44, broke into a vehicle and stole a backpack from it at Patapsco Valley State Park. The incident occurred on October 24th. Park visitors are reminded to remove or conceal any valuables …


Maryland Natural Resources Police enforcing ‘Operation Dry Water’ to curb impaired boating

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Independence Day holiday weekend means more boaters on the water, which can also bring an increase in boating incidents and fatalities. From July 3-5, the Maryland Natural Resources Police will partner with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the U.S. Coast Guard in the Operation Dry Water campaign of awareness and enforcement to reduce boating …

Maryland law enforcement agencies partner with American Red Cross in blood drive effort

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Several Maryland law enforcement agencies are joining forces to assist the American Red Cross in encouraging the public to donate blood during the coronavirus pandemic. The push to donate blood is an effort by state law enforcement employees in Maryland who want to honor the memories of those Marylanders who lost their lives to COVID-19 and honor the service …

Department of Natural Resources issues updated guidance on boating, hunting, and fishing based on Governor Hogan’s Stay-at-Home order

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday issued an executive order instituting a Stay-at-Home directive. Officials say that no Maryland resident should be leaving their home unless it is for an essential job or reason, such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking urgent medical attention, or for other necessary purposes. While the order does allow for outdoor exercise recreation, the Maryland …

Paramedic with Fallston Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company receives 2019 Baltimore Ravens Community Quarterback Award

FALLSTON, MD—A Fallston Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company paramedic has received a big honor. Edward Benesch, who is also a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police Reserve Officer, has been given a 2019 Baltimore Ravens Community Quarterback Award for his selfless contributions to the local community. Through the annual Community Quarterback Award, the Baltimore Ravens, together with T. Rowe Price …

Operation DryWater underway to keep boaters sober

BALTIMORE, MD – Aiming to keep local waterways safe this holiday weekend, Maryland Natural Resources Police will again join the nationwide effort by local, state, and federal agencies in the tenth annual Operation DryWater. Officers will be on the water providing heightened enforcement and awareness about the dangers of drinking while boating. Boating under the influence continues to be a leading …

Dead body found along Perry Hall trail

UPDATE: Officials with the Parkville Precinct believe the body may have been that of a homeless person.  They do not see any reason to suspect foul play at this time. Original story below… —— Police are investigating after a dead body was found along a trail in Perry Hall on Friday afternoon. The deceased adult male body was discovered at about …