Charles County: Fleeing Police; Burglary; Disorderly Conduct - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles County: Fleeing Police; Burglary; Disorderly Conduct


FLEEING POLICE: On March 14 at 12:12 a.m., Officer K. Klezia attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Buick on northbound Leonardtown Road near La Plata Road in Bryantown but the driver did not stop. The driver turned onto southbound Leonardtown Road and then onto La Plata Road, where he stopped briefly to let a passenger out. The Buick continued on La Plata Road but eventually stopped in a parking lot. Officer Klezia apprehended him without further incident. Investigation revealed the driver, William Robert Yates, 48, of Waldorf, was in possession drug paraphernalia and he did not have permission to drive the Buick. He was charged with fleeing and eluding, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended, motor vehicle theft and theft of property valued at more than $500. He was held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 4:45 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. March 12, suspect(s) kicked in the back door of a residence in the 6800 block of Cologo Court in Waldorf. Once inside, they stole a personal computer and jewelry, including a University of Maryland men's class ring. They fled the scene undetected. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777. Officer E. Baker is investigating.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On March 11 about 1:45 a.m., Officer J. Timko observed several people arguing in a large crowd in the parking lot of Legends, located at 1290 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. Officer Timko and another officer began dispersing the crowd and told the people who were arguing to leave. One of those men, Sean Jerome Leak, 22, of Suitland, began to walk away but he returned and continued to argue with others in the crowd. Officer Timko arrested Leak and charged him with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a law enforcement officer. Leak was held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner.

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