Questions Remain After Devices Found on Boats
ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Several watermen in Dorchester County say they have many questions, but no answers after devices were found under the stern of their boats.
Dean Price, a waterman at Madison Bay Marina, said that on Jan. 14 he found a bracket hidden on his boat. Attached to that bracket were two devices, including one with an antenna.
"I've never seen anything like it," Price said.
Price then called 911, not knowing if the device was a bomb. According to reports, Maryland State Police and the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene. Maryland Natural Resources Police Sgt. Randy Bowman also arrived on the scene. People who were on the scene tell WBOC that Bowman then told police they could leave the scene.
A bomb technician was brought in and the device was removed and turned over to the Department of Natural Resources.
Several other watermen reported finding brackets on their boat as well, but no devices were attached. Watermen say they want to know who put the devices on their boats and why.
"I've gotten nowhere with the Department of Natural Resources, from anyone. I don't have any answers," Price said.
WBOC contacted DNR for comment on the matter and was referred to Natural Resources Police Sgt. Art Windemuth, who said, "This is an ongoing investigation and we do not comment on ongoing investigations."