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Great police work!

http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2015/08/24/nrp-blotter-61/

NRP Blotter

August 24, 2015

Worcester County

On August 5, 2015, Maryland Natural Resources Police officers received a report of a theft that had occurred in Worcester County at the Ocean City Fishing Center during the White Marlin Open tournament.

After public release and distribution of a flyer that included a photo of the suspect's vehicle, officers identified the owner of the vehicle, Dennis J. Tronosky, Sr.

Upon further investigation and interview, a search warrant was secured for Tronosky's residence and vehicle. After concluding interviews, charges were sought and placed against him for theft from vessels docked at the fishing center. Total estimated value of the stolen fishing equipment was $5,600.

Tronosky was charged on August 22, 2015 with two counts of theft between $1,000-$10,000, which carries a penalty of $10,000 and/or 10 years for each count. He was also charged as a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, which carries a maximum penalty of up to 25 years in prison.

Queen Anne's County

On August 21, 2015, Maryland Natural Resources Police officers were conducting checks around the Kent Narrows Bridge when they observed several people fishing illegally in the area.

Rudis Melgar, 37, of Hyattsville was charged with possession of 22 undersized striped bass. He is scheduled to appear in Queen Anne's County Court on October 1, 2015.

Later that day in Queen Anne's County, officers observed Efrain Solis MonRoy, 51, of Owings Mills, fishing from the Route 18 Bridge.

A check of his catch revealed that he was in possession of two undersized striped bass and more than 17 undersized striped bass were found hidden around the bridge structure.

A portion of these fish will be donated to the DNR Scales & Tales program for raptor consumption.

MonRoy was charged with possession of two undersized striped bass, which carries a pre-payable fine of $125.
 

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Great police work!

http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2015/08/24/nrp-blotter-61/

NRP Blotter

August 24, 2015

Worcester County

On August 5, 2015, Maryland Natural Resources Police officers received a report of a theft that had occurred in Worcester County at the Ocean City Fishing Center during the White Marlin Open tournament.

After public release and distribution of a flyer that included a photo of the suspect’s vehicle, officers identified the owner of the vehicle, Dennis J. Tronosky, Sr.

Upon further investigation and interview, a search warrant was secured for Tronosky’s residence and vehicle. After concluding interviews, charges were sought and placed against him for theft from vessels docked at the fishing center. Total estimated value of the stolen fishing equipment was $5,600.

Tronosky was charged on August 22, 2015 with two counts of theft between $1,000-$10,000, which carries a penalty of $10,000 and/or 10 years for each count. He was also charged as a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, which carries a maximum penalty of up to 25 years in prison.

Queen Anne’s County

On August 21, 2015, Maryland Natural Resources Police officers were conducting checks around the Kent Narrows Bridge when they observed several people fishing illegally in the area.

Rudis Melgar, 37, of Hyattsville was charged with possession of 22 undersized striped bass. He is scheduled to appear in Queen Anne’s County Court on October 1, 2015.

Later that day in Queen Anne’s County, officers observed Efrain Solis MonRoy, 51, of Owings Mills, fishing from the Route 18 Bridge.

A check of his catch revealed that he was in possession of two undersized striped bass and more than 17 undersized striped bass were found hidden around the bridge structure.

A portion of these fish will be donated to the DNR Scales & Tales program for raptor consumption.

MonRoy was charged with possession of two undersized striped bass, which carries a pre-payable fine of $125.
Whack em and stack em! Taking them down one by one. Great police work! Hope the judges stick it to them.......Gary
 

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Gotta especially love the tackle thief bust and handgun conviction for a convicted felon, cherry on top.
Actually, it was a long gun, though I'm not sure if the penalty is different based on the type of gun. Perhaps they found it when they tracked him back to his house.

A good lawyer will likely get that dropped giving the excuse that it belonged to a family member or something.

The bigger problem is the priors, including a PBJ for felony theft. Committing another felony theft while on probation for a previous felony theft is not going to sit well with the judge.
 

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Actually, it was a long gun, though I'm not sure if the penalty is different based on the type of gun. Perhaps they found it when they tracked him back to his house.

A good lawyer will likely get that dropped giving the excuse that it belonged to a family member or something.

The bigger problem is the priors, including a PBJ for felony theft. Committing another felony theft while on probation for a previous felony theft is not going to sit well with the judge.
It doesn't matter who it belong to and it doesn't matter whether it is a long gun or a pistol.it is possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. A beefy charge. .........Gary
 

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It doesn't matter who it belong to and it doesn't matter whether it is a long gun or a pistol.it is possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. A beefy charge. .........Gary
Unless it's Baltimore city, in which case the gun violations are never prosecuted and why most of them get out on short sentences and have rap sheets that are thick as textbooks. In any case... Good job NRP!
 

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Former Lt Gov Steel was quoted on an interview saying that in Maryland there are hundreds of gun laws including that anyone charged with a crime involving a gun gets a automatic 5yrs in jail but unfortunately that's the first thing that the prosecutors plea-bargain and throw out. That is one reason there are so many replete offenders.
 

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In this case, the judge could easily reason that the guy has never had a violent felony, just wanted to hunt, and decide not to prosecute that charge. Of course, the feds could pick up that part of the charges.

Fixing stupid is really tough....
 
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