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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


CARJACKING: On Sept. 9 at 10:11 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to St. Paul’s Drive and St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf for the report of a carjacking. Investigation revealed the suspect approached the victim, a 21-year-old Waldorf man, while inside the 7-Eleven located on St. Ignatius Drive and asked for a ride to the Bannister neighborhood area. While the victim was driving the suspect to the area, he brandished a handgun, placed the vehicle in park and struck the victim in the head with the handgun. The suspect stole the victim’s cell phone and cash and ordered the victim out of the vehicle. He complied and the suspect was last seen traveling on St. Paul’s Drive. The vehicle is described as a 1994 white Pontiac Grand Prix with dark tinted windows, chrome rims and a cracked windshield. The vehicle displayed Maryland tags MXR 571. The suspect is described as a medium-complexioned, thin build black male, 18 to 25 years of age and between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall. He had side burns and a thin goatee. The suspect was wearing a red and white ball cap, a black shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. D. Gross at 301-609-6488.

ASSAULT ON POLICE: On Sept. 9 at 3:52 p.m., Officer D. Major conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and the driver provided a false name. He was issued several citations and released and the vehicle was towed. Officers subsequently learned the driver’s real identity, Patrick Lionel Adams, 36, of Waldorf, and attempted to arrest him in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn located at 45 St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf. Adams resisted and attempted to flee. A struggle ensued and he was subsequently arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding, driving with a suspended license, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, driving without a license, displaying registration issued to another, unauthorized display and use of registration plate, driving an unregistered vehicle on the roadway and driver providing a false name. Adams was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner. Officer D. Major investigated.

FLEEING POLICE: On Sept. 9 at 3:40 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the parking lot of Wakefield Circle and Kings Wharf Place in Waldorf for the report of suspicious activity. As Officer J. Clagett arrived he observed the suspect vehicle leave the parking lot at a high rate of speed. Officer Clagett advised the other officers of the vehicle’s description and direction of travel. Officer C. Shaw observed the vehicle and attempted to stop it. The vehicle continued to flee, crossed the center line and struck several trees, causing the three occupants in the vehicle to become trapped. The driver, an 18-year-old Seat Pleasant man, the front seat passenger, an 18-year-old Capitol Heights man, and the rear seat passenger, an 18-year-old Seat Pleasant man, were all flown by two Maryland State Police helicopters to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Officers found stolen radios, amplifiers and other equipment inside of the vehicle. All three suspects will be charged at a later date. Anyone with information or who may have had property matching this description stolen is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777. Officer C. Shaw is investigating.

ARMED ROBBERY: On Sept. 8 at 3:23 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 4000 block of Bluebird Drive in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed the two victims were in the yard area of the residence, when one of the victims, an 18-year-old Waldorf man, walked to his truck. As the victim was returning to the yard he was approached by the suspect brandishing a handgun. He ordered the victim to the ground. The second victim, a 34-year-old Waldorf man was returning to the yard from the house when he saw the suspect and ran back into the residence to call police. The suspect stole cash from the 18-year-old and fled the area. Sgt. V. Weaver and his K9 partner found the suspects’ clothing and handgun in the woods near St. Patrick’s Drive. 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.

SCHOOL BUS CRASH: On Sept. 8 at 1:48 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 600 block of Wicomico Street in La Plata for the report of a school bus crash. Investigation revealed Charles County School Bus #519 was traveling east on Wicomico Street when the bus struck a ditch in the roadway causing it to bounce violently and knocking the driver, Tammy Sue Selock, 37, of Waldorf, from the driver’s seat. Selock fell into the bus’s stairwell. The bus swerved off the roadway, struck a curb, continued along a dirt median and struck an ambulance parked at Civista Medical Center. The ambulance was occupied by the driver, Robert Louis Ward, Jr., 31, of La Plata, the front seat passenger, Pamela Evans Smith 45, of Port Republic and one passenger in the rear of the ambulance, Heather Marie Tunney, 22. The ambulance crew was treated at Civista Medical Center and released with minor injuries. Selock was also treated at Civista Medical Center and released with minor injuries. The bus was not transporting children at the time of the crash and Selock was not wearing a seatbelt. Officer R. Glover, Jr., of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

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