Frederick County, Md. – On November 24 at 10:18 a.m., the Maryland
Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Steven E. Grimes, 36, Willis L.
Johnson III, 26, and Jason P. Misner, 32 all of Thurmont, with
possession of white-tailed deer during closed season, using a rifle to
hunt deer in a restricted county, hunting from a vehicle, shooting
across roadway and hunting without wearing fluorescent orange. The
charges were the result of a citizen’s complaint that subjects shot at a
whitetail buck from a vehicle on Park Mills Road. Officers seized three
rifles and three illegally killed deer during the course of the
investigation. The deer were donated to needy families in Frederick
County. A court date is set for 12:30 p.m. on February 21, 2012 at the
District Court in Frederick County.
Frederick County – On November 20 at 12:30 a.m., NRP charged Elder E.
Portillo-Hernandez, 24, of Hyattsville, Wilber O. Villeda, 36, of Lanham
and Wilmer O. Diaz, 33, of Hyattsville with casting rays of artificial
light onto field and woodland areas while possessing a weapon and
hunting deer at night. They were observed shining a spotlight from their
vehicle in the area of Comus Road and Mount Ephraim Road. A rifle,
knives and ammunition were recovered at the time of the stop.
Allegany County – On November 27 at 1 p.m., NRP charged Kenneth R.
Howe, 52, of Barton, with removing the head and hide of deer before
checking it in with the department and two counts of possession of
untagged deer. The charges resulted from an investigation into deer
being illegally killed in the area of Old Miller Road. Two illegally
possessed deer were seized and donated to needy families.
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