Charles County Sheriff's Office Report for July 10, 2004 - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles County Sheriff's Office Report for July 10, 2004


BARRICADE REPORT: On July 8 at 7:22 a.m., a woman called 911 to report an overdose at a residence in the 11600 block of Holly Lane in Waldorf. Charles County Emergency Medical Services personnel and Sheriff’s officers responded to the residence and the woman advised two men were inside the residence threatening her life and were in possession of a weapon. Sheriff’s officers attempted unsuccessfully to communicate with the men. The Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team responded, made entry into the residence and determined no crime had occurred. Subsequent interviews with the woman revealed there was not an overdose at the residence. Officers cleared the scene with no further action.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On July 7 at 10:15 p.m., Officer C. Spaulding was in the area of Goose Creek Drive in La Plata when he observed Calvin Lamont Ross, 21, of La Plata acting in a disorderly manner. Officer Spaulding asked Ross to stop and Ross refused. Ross was charged with Disturbing the Peace, Disorderly Conduct and Failure to Obey a Lawful Order. While arresting Ross, Gloria Ann Butler, 39, of La Plata allegedly assaulted Officer Spaulding. Butler was charged with Disturbing the Peace, Disorderly Conduct, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, Second Degree Assault and Hindering. Ross and Butler are being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 9 p.m. on July 7 and 5:20 a.m. on July 8, suspect(s) forced entry into Mattawoman Middle School in the 10100 block of Berry Road in Waldorf. The suspect(s) stole property and caused damage to the school. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777. Officer D. Benthin is investigating.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on July 7, suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 7400 block of Bensville Road in Waldorf, stole three shotguns and a muzzle loading rifle and fled the scene. The suspect(s) then forced entry into a residence in the 7800 block of Bensville Road, stole jewelry and coins and fled the scene. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-743-2222. Detective D. Kelly is investigating.

BURGLARY: On July 6 at approximately 4 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Spruce Street in Waldorf for the burglary in progress. Investigation revealed three suspect(s) forced entry into the residence but fled when they learned a 13-year-old girl was inside. No property was stolen. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777. Officer J. Timko is investigating.

ARMED ROBBERY: On July 6 at 3:10 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Wawa in the 11000 block of Western Parkway in Waldorf for the robbery. Investigation revealed a suspect entered the business, brandished a weapon and demanded money from a manager. The manager complied and the suspect fled the scene. No one was injured. The suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue pants and a mask. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777. Officer E. Webster is investigating.

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On July 6 at 1:30 p.m., a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro was traveling southbound on Ripley Road when the vehicle stopped for the stop sign at the intersection of Ripley Road and Poorhouse Road. The vehicle did not remain stopped however, and proceeded through the intersection where it was struck by a 1978 Kenworth dump truck traveling westbound on Poorhouse Road. The driver of the Camaro, Brian Joseph Boyle, 18, of Welcome, sustained serious injury and was flown to Prince George’s Hospital Center by U. S. Park Police Eagle 1 helicopter. He is listed in critical condition. The driver of the dump truck, Barry Allan Smith, 32, of Waldorf, was not injured. The dump truck was empty at the time of the crash and both Boyle and Smith were wearing seatbelts. Neither speed nor alcohol is considered a factor. Cpl. D. Belfield of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating the crash.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On July 6 at 12:05 a.m., Officer R. Kimble observed two suspicious subjects at Town Street and Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. Officer Kimble stopped the subjects and Brian Antonie Proctor, 18, of Indian Head attempted to flee. He was apprehended and found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Proctor was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Hindering and is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED: On July 4 at 1 a.m., Officer R. Glover conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for weaving in the 3000 block of Crain Highway. Investigation revealed the driver, Kevin Maurice Washington, 29, of Fort Washington, was allegedly intoxicated. Further investigation revealed Washington was in possession of suspected marijuana. Washington was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Possession of Marijuana. He is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On July 1 at 8:30 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 4200 block of Queen Court in Waldorf for the report of the violation of a peace order. Investigation revealed a 49-year-old Waldorf man and a 47-year-old Waldorf woman assaulted one another. They were both charged with Second Degree Assault and are being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner. Officer K. Evans investigated.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On June 29 at 11:44 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Tailgates Sports Café in the 4600 block of Crain Highway for the destruction of property. Investigation revealed Allen Ross Taylor, 21, of Wilmington, North Carolina, allegedly damaged a door inside the business. Taylor was charged with Malicious Destruction of Property and is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner. Officer C. Black investigated.

RECOVERED TAG: On June 27 at 6:30 p.m., Officer B. Taylor conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for displaying a stolen tag on Holly Tree Lane at Crain Highway in Waldorf. Investigation revealed the tag was reported stolen through Prince George’s County and the vehicle was not insured or registered. The driver, Gerrod Eric Fox, 23, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was charged with Theft Less Than $500, Driving an Uninsured Vehicle and Driving an Unregistered Vehicle. He is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE: On June 26 at approximately 12:57 a.m., PFC C. Strafella observed a Dodge Neon stopped for a red traffic light in the southbound turn lane on Crain Highway at Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. The vehicle made a U-Turn onto northbound Crain Highway while the traffic light was still red. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle but the driver refused to stop. The vehicle entered the intersection of Crain Highway and Leonardtown Road and proceeded through a red traffic light. The vehicle struck a Chevrolet Tahoe traveling through the intersection and the Tahoe subsequently struck a Chevrolet pick up truck also traveling through the intersection. The Dodge Neon stopped and two juveniles fled on foot. Officers quickly apprehended one of the juveniles, a 15-year-old Washington, D.C. boy. K9 teams responded and apprehended the second juvenile, also a 15-year-old Washington D.C. boy, in the 3000 block of Crain Highway, a short distance away from the crash. The driver, a 14-year-old Washington D.C. boy, and two passengers, a 13-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy, both of Washington, D.C., remained in the vehicle. Two of the boys sustained serious injury and were flown to Children’s Hospital National Medical Center by a Maryland State Police helicopter.

The driver of the Tahoe, a 32-year-old Waldorf woman, was not injured but a passenger in the vehicle, a 25-year-old Waldorf man, sustained minor injury. He was transported to Civista Medical Center. The driver of the Chevrolet truck, a 46-year-old Waldorf man, was not injured.

The five boys were each charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Theft More Than $500 and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. The two boys who were injured were released to their parents. The three other boys were transported to the Cheltenham Youth Facility.

PFC C. Strafella and PFC J. Hopkins of the traffic operations unit are investigating the crash.

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