Waldorf Teen Arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Assaulting a Police Officer; Armed Robbery at St. Charles Quick Shop; More... - Southern Maryland Headline News

Waldorf Teen Arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Assaulting a Police Officer; Armed Robbery at St. Charles Quick Shop; More...


DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On March 31 at 10:47 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers were in the 3900 block of Northgate Place in Waldorf on an investigation when they approached Brandon David Maurice Johnson, 19, of Waldorf. Johnson became disorderly and assaulted a police officer. He was arrested and when officers placed him in a cruiser, he kicked out the rear passenger-side window. Johnson was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Hindering a Law Enforcement Officer, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, Disturbing the Public Peace, Second Degree Assault, Destruction of Property and Littering. Johnson is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ARMED ROBBERY: On March 31 at 9:42 p.m., two suspects entered the St. Charles Quick Shop at 3030 St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf. One of the suspects brandished a shotgun and the other suspect stole cash from the cash register. The suspects then fled the business on foot. There were two employees inside at the time of the robbery. No one was injured. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-609-6513. Both suspects are described as black males wearing black T-shirts and masks. One suspect is about 5 feet 5 inches tall and was armed with a shotgun. The other suspect is between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall and has a stocky build. Det. C. Shankster is investigating.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT: Sometime between 8 p.m. on April 2 and 6 a.m. on April 3, suspect(s) stole three pick-up trucks, two trailers and seven dirt bikes from Holiday Inn at 45 St. Patricks Drive and Econo Lodge at 11770 Business Park Drive, both in Waldorf. Many of the victims were not from Charles County and were here to attend a weekend motorcycle event at Budds Creek Raceway. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777. Officers C. Deehan and E. Baker are investigating.

ABANDONED VEHICLE: On April 2 at 8:22 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to Hawthorne Road near the Mattawoman Creek in Indian Head for the report of a vehicle in the water. The Potomac Heights Fire Department responded and a dive team went into the creek in an attempt to locate the driver. However, approximately 15 minutes later, the driver, Darryl Dewitt Rose, 38, of Washington D. C., was located by telephone. Investigation revealed he left the vehicle to get help after it became stuck on the bank. During that time, the vehicle was washed under the bridge and down stream, where it became stuck on gravel. Sgt. J. Carlson investigated.

THEFT: Sometime between 7 p.m. on March 26 and 7:30 a.m. on April 2, suspect(s) entered Heaven's Garden at 7540 Hawthorne Road in La Plata, stole concrete statues of assorted figures and designs, damaged property and fled the scene. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-743-2222. Officer M. Davidson is investigating.

RACIAL, RELIGIOUS OR ETHNIC INCIDENT: On March 31 at 10:45 p.m., Officer P. Faucheux responded to Econo Lodge at 11770 Business Park Drive in Waldorf for the report of racial slurs written on a door in the business. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777.

THEFT: On March 31 at 6:15 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the 100 block of Smallwood Village for the theft report. Investigation revealed a suspect entered a parked vehicle occupied by a 7-year-old Waldorf boy, stole a purse belonging to the boy's mother and fled toward St. Charles Parkway. The boy chased the suspect a short distance but the suspect fled the scene. The suspect is described as a black male, 6 feet 6 inches tall. He has a moustache and a thin build and was wearing all black clothing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777. Officer D. Gross is investigating.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL: On March 27 at 7:32 p.m., Officer E. Baker conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 6000 block of Hampshire Circle in Waldorf for failure to stop at a stop sign. Investigation revealed the driver, Brian Scott Gavigan, 42, of Issue, Md., was intoxicated. Gavigan was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. He is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

HANDGUN IN VEHICLE: On March 26 at 10:57 p.m., Cpl. D. Byrd was in the area of St. Charles Towne Center at 11110 Mall Circle in Waldorf when he observed a confrontation between a group of people in a vehicle and a group of people on foot in the parking lot. One of the occupants of the vehicle, Donte Letrell Harrod, 24, of Hyattsville, Md., brandished a handgun and pointed it at the other group. Cpl. Byrd and another officer approached the vehicle and removed Harrod and the two other occupants from the vehicle. The other group fled. Harrod was placed under arrest and charged with Handgun in Vehicle and Reckless Endangerment. The gun was recovered from the vehicle. The driver and other passenger in Harrod's vehicle were not charged.


Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about a crime may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. All callers may remain anonymous.

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