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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


VEHICLE STRIKES HOUSE: On April 17 at 12:34 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 900 block of Barrington Drive in Waldorf for the report of a vehicle that crashed into the house. Investigation revealed Jacob Lemaule Burch, 22, of Waldorf was traveling east on Stone Avenue and was being chased by two other vehicles. He attempted to make a right turn onto Barrington Drive but failed to successfully negotiate the turn. He left the roadway and the vehicle crashed into the house. A building inspector responded and determined the house had sustained extensive damage. The driver and the occupants of the house were not injured. Officer W. Saunders is investigating.

ASSAULT: On April 16 at 2:19 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Club Icon at 2106 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a fight in the parking lot. Investigation revealed Sharaee Eloya Keemer, 26, of Oxon Hill, Md., punched a 25-year-old Washington, D.C. woman in the face during an argument. The victim sustained a swollen lip and was not transported for medical treatment. Keemer was arrested and charged with second degree assault and disorderly conduct. Officer M. Thompson investigated.

ASSAULT ON POLICE: On April 15 at 6:58 p.m., Officer A. Schwab of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the middle of the 12800 block of Shiloh Church Road in Newburg. Officer Schwab activated the emergency lights on his cruiser and the vehicle pulled into a driveway. He called for backup and radioed the driver’s information to police communications personnel. They advised the driver was wanted in New York on an outstanding felony arrest warrant. The driver then fled on foot and Officer Schwab gave chase. The driver threatened Officer Schwab with a tree branch. Officer Schwab attempted to apprehend the driver and a struggle ensued, during which Officer Schwab deployed his Taser. The driver continued to struggle and a Maryland Transportation Authority officer who arrived on the scene helped Officer Schwab place the driver under arrest. The driver was identified as Logan Steve Lyles, 42, of Newburg. He was charged with assaulting a police officer, second degree assault, resisting arrest. He was also found to be in possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia and had a suspended license. He was subsequently charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license.

BURGLARY: On April 14 at 6:15 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Hawthorne Country Club, located at 8760 Hawthorne Road in La Plata, for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed suspect(s) used a metal object, possibly a screwdriver, to force entry into a lower-level double-entry door. Once inside, the suspect(s) forced open doors to the Pro Shop, the business office and Pamela’s Restaurant and stole money from those locations. The suspect(s) also severed phone lines and stole a DVR security system. The burglary was discovered by an employee. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-2222. Officer R. Herbert is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 11, suspect(s) damaged the garage of a residence in the 5100 block of Shawe Place in Waldorf. The suspect(s) used unknown means to bend the top panel of the garage inward, causing more than $500 in damage. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777. Officer D. Snyder is investigating.

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