3 TALBOT NR TRIALS Date:03/15/12
Case: 0Y66164063 HUNT OFFSHORE SITE : TALBOT COUNTY DIST COURT TRIALS Date:03/15/2012 Case Type: DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES CITATION Defendant: BOWEN, DANIEL WARD, 6568 STATUM RD PRESTON,MD 21655 DOB:09/1980
Charge Descr: HUNT OFFSHORE SITE W/O MARKING ? Disposition Plea: GUILTY Disposition: Probation Before Judgment Fine:$80 [ no points because pbj ] OFFICER:CALLAHAN, DANNY COMPLAINANT/POLICE OFFICER Agency NRP Officer ID:1282
CITATION 1Y66164064 HUNT OFFSHORE BLIND TALBOT CTY DT COURT : DEPT OF NAT RESOURCES Defendant : BOWEN, DANIEL WARD Descr:HUNT OFFSHORE BLIND EXC 300YDS Plea:GUILTY Disp: Probation Before Judgment Fine:$150 [ no points because pbj ] OFFICER:CALLAHAN, DANNY COMPLAINANT/POLICE OFFICER Agency NRP Officer ID:1282
Case: 2Y66163764 POSS U/S OYSTERS/CLUTCH > 5% TALBOT COUNTY DISTRICT CT Case: DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES CITATION TARLETON, KEVIN STEVEN, 21512 COOPERTOWN RD, TILGHMAN,MD 21671 Plea: NOT GUILTY Disposition: GUILTY Fine:$155 Officer :RAFTER, R COMPLAINANT/POLICE OFFICER Agency : NRP Officer ID:1395 .
Notes: Thanks to the Clerk of the Court for Talbot. They were kind enough to send part of the docket for NR Trials. Only three cases were reported. Do not know why so few cases were heard. Maybe there was another sheet that got lost. Still this is progress, this is the first we have asked for info, and the Clerk promptly sent it.. Thank You.
Granger does not understand the waterfowl violations, someone please explain, significance. Perhaps the violations are minor, and these fines are reasonable. Please speak out, good or bad is fine. Thank you.
Apparently the Judge was not sympathetic with Tarleton, the guilty verdict means he gets the "points". I can bet that Officer Rafter was convincing, he probably had his small oyster measuring pot, in the courtroom. Officer Rafter was a waterman before he became an NRP Officer.
Note that [in my opinion] the undersize oyster issue is not arbitrary, as some have stated. The dnr officers have special equipment which operates rather precisely, by volume. Here is how they measure and count: The undersized oysters [ in a bushel ] are placed in a "holding pot" if the pot overflows, there are too many/ smallies per bushel. The "pot" is about the size of a six pint saucepan. Some of the officers bring them to court, that is how granger learned these things.
Best regards to all, especially the 201 leather skinned DNR Officers, who are trying to protect the Bay.
Last edited by TomGlenBurnie; 03-23-2012 at 08:54 PM.