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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On Sept. 4 at 4:23 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Plater’s Inn located at 12240 Plater Road in Charlotte Hall for the report of shots fired. Upon Cpl. D. Fromme’s arrival, the suspect, Jerome Darnell Queen, 56, of Charlotte Hall, was found walking next to Plater’s Inn with a handgun. He dropped the handgun and surrendered. Investigation revealed Queen was angry with neighbors who were riding all-terrain vehicles near his residence. He confronted them and after a verbal altercation occurred, Queen returned to his residence and retrieved the handgun. He returned outside and fired several shots into the air. He then returned to his residence and reloaded the handgun when went back outside he was confronted by Cpl. Fromme. Queen was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner. Officer N. Day investigated.

INDECENT EXPOSURE: On Sept. 4 at 1:45 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 3400 block of Tulip Tree Court in Waldorf for the report of indecent exposure. Investigation revealed the victim, a 25-year-old Waldorf woman, was in her backyard when the suspect exposed his penis to her and then fled the scene on foot. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid- to late-teens. He was wearing tan shorts and a black T-shirt. Officers and a K9 team checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777. Officer R. Snyder is investigating.

CREDIT CARD FRAUD: On Sept. 3 at 9:10 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to La Quinta Inn located at 11770 Business Park Drive in Waldorf for the report of credit card fraud. Investigation revealed the suspects, Arthur Randall Owens, 39 and Linda Beth Finley-Scoates, 43, both of Annapolis, checked into the hotel using a stolen credit card. The suspects attempted to flee the hotel but were apprehended and arrested behind the hotel on Business Park Drive. A subsequent search revealed the suspects were in possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Owens and Finley-Scoates were charged with credit card fraud, using another’s credit card for a charge valued at less than $500, theft valued at less than $500, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner. Officer D. Major investigated.

ACCIDENTAL DEATH: On Sept. 2 at 6:19 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 10000 block of Lyles Place in Waldorf for the report of an injured child. Investigation revealed a woman was moving her 1999 Dodge Durango to another parking space in her driveway. After pulling her vehicle forward, she began to back up and struck her 18-month-old daughter, who was behind the vehicle. The victim was flown to Children’s National Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Officer S. Stanley of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and 6 a.m. Aug. 10, suspect(s) gained entry into a shed located in the 11000 block of Greenwood Court in Waldorf and stole a 2001 Honda XR100 motorcycle. Later the same day Officer R. Kimble, located the motorcycle on Downshire Court in Waldorf being operated by two suspects and further investigation revealed a third suspect. The suspects, two 17-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy, all of Waldorf, were arrested and charged with fourth-degree burglary, destruction of property, theft of a motor vehicle and theft value at more than $500. All three were released to the custody of a parent. Officer R. Kimble investigated.

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