LA PLATA, Md. - The La Plata Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.
2ND DEGREE ASSAULT: On October 26, 2006 at 0159 hours, Trooper First Class W. Shelton and his trainee (Trooper D. Roberts) were on routine patrol at Route 925 and Central Avenue. They observed 2 white male subjects fighting in the parking lot of Rascals Sport Bar. The subjects were identified as Christopher Michael Mills, 27 years of Waldorf, and Joseph David Williamson, 22 years of Waldorf.
During the investigation, it was learned that Williamson was assisting with the closing of the bar. Williamson had asked Mr. Mills to leave the premises. Mills had started to act in a disorderly manner inside the establishment. Mills was yelling and cursing. Williamson had again asked Mills to leave at which time Mills pushed him. A struggle ensued and both subjects began fighting.
Mills was placed under arrest and was taken to the Charles County Detention Center pending a bond review. Mills was charge with second degree assault.
DRUG ARRESTS: On October 26, 2006 at 2124 hours, Trooper First Class J. Edelen was on routine patrol when he observed a red Chevrolet bearing MD registration pull into the Goldmine Saloon parking lot. The lot is a known open-air drug market. The driver parked the car and remained in the vehicle with the vehicle lights on.
TFC Edelen pulled into a parking lot south of the Goldmine and watched the vehicle for approximately 10 minutes. TFC Edelen watched as a subject walked up to the drivers side door, stayed for a few minutes, then walked away.
At this time, TFC Edelen made contact with the driver, Renaldo Martze Keys, Jr., 23 years of Waldorf. While speaking with Keys, TFC Edelen observed a small yellow ziplock baggie containing marijuana on his lap.
Keys was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana and was taken to the Charles County Detention Center pending a bond review.
Further search of the vehicle revealed a clear zip lock baggie containing 21.8 grams of loose marijuana beside the drivers seat. Keys was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, marijuana and did use drug paraphernalia.
DRUG ARRESTS: On October 28, 2006, at 2115 hours, TFC J. Edelen was on routine patrol when he observed a red Mercury bearing Md. registration with a window tint violation. TFC Edelen initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Leslie Loretta Jackson, who identified herself verbally and the passenger Derwin Lamar Carroll, 19 years, of Newburg, who also identified himself verbally. While speaking with Carroll, he appeared to be very nervous and had trouble remembering his date of birth and age.
TFC Edelen requested a K-9 at his location for a K-9 scan. Corporal Cuyler of the Charles County Sheriffs Office responded to the scene.
A K-9 scan revealed a positive alert. A search of the vehicle revealed 2 unopened packages containing several small pink zip lock baggies, commonly used to package CDS. Further search of the vehicle revealed a small zip lock baggie containing 0.2 grams of crack cocaine on the floorboard behind the drivers seat. Carroll said the cocaine was his.
Carroll was placed under arrest and was taken to the Charles County Detention Center pending a bond review. Carroll was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance cocaine, and did use/possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia, to wit: plastic baggies, use to pack/repack/store/contain a controlled dangerous substance of cocaine.
DRUG ARRESTS: On October 31, 2006, at 0109 hours, TFC W. Shelton was on routine patrol when he observed a brown Ford Taurus bearing Md. registration with an inoperative tag light. TFC Shelton initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the operator. The operator was subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI).
Contact was then made with the passenger. He said his name was James Sylvester Dorsey, 41 years of Waldorf. A NCIC/MILES check revealed that Dorsey was wanted on a warrant by the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack for failing to appear. Dorsey was placed under arrest and transported to the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack for processing.
At the barrack a secondary search of Dorsey was conducted, a clear plastic baggie, which contained a smaller clear blue plastic zip lock baggie fell out of his jacket onto the floor at his feet. The clear plastic baggie contained a white powdery substance of suspected cocaine.
Dorsey was taken to the Charles County Detention Center for further processing and bond review. Dorsey was charges with possession of a controlled dangerous substance cocaine, and use of drug paraphernalia.
DRUG ARRESTS: On October 31, 2006, at 0230 hours, Trooper R. Hill was on routine patrol when he responded to a call to assist Corporal R. Leukhardt, of the Charles County Sheriffs Office on a traffic stop. Corporal Leukhardt advised he was traveling southbound on Maryland Route 5 in lane #1, at 50 miles per hour entering Forest Park when he observed a silver Ford Mustang, bearing VA registration pass his vehicle in the #2 lane at a high rate of speed. Corporal Leukhardts shift was ending and requested Trooper Hill to proceed with the traffic stop. Leukhardt also advised Hill that the driver was possibly intoxicated.
When Trooper Hill approached the vehicle, the driver identified himself by his Virginias drivers license as Keith Douglas Chappell, 20 years, of Suffolk, Virginia. Trooper Hill detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and observed his eyes to be glassy and bloodshot. Chappell was placed under arrest for DUI.
Trooper Hill instructed the front seat passenger, who identified himself as Christopher Dwayne Edwards, 23 years of Windsor, Virginia to exit the vehicle. Trooper Hill performed a search incident to arrest of the vehicle. As Edwards opened the door, Trooper Hill detected the odor of marijuana emitting from within the vehicle and observed a plastic baggie containing marijuana in plain, one plastic bottle containing burnt marijuana residue that had been converted into a CDS smoking pipe. Trooper Hill also recovered one partially burnt marijuana cigarette from the center console of the vehicle.
Chappell was transported to the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack where he was processed and charged with Possession of marijuana and possession of CDS paraphernalia. He also received the following citations: Driving under the influence of alcohol, Driving under the influence of alcohol per se, Driving while impaired by alcohol, Speed greater than reasonable and Negligent Driving.
Edwards was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of marijuana and Possession of CDS paraphernalia.
FATAL COLLISION: ON 10/31/06 at 1651 hours Trooper J. Wilson of the Maryland State Police, La Plata Barrack, responded to the intersection of north bound Route 5 and Zekiah Drive for a reported motor vehicle collision. Investigation revealed that a 2000 Buell motorcycle, operated by William Bowling Jr., 36, of La Plata, was traveling north on Route 5 when a 2001 Toyota Avalon operated by Sandra Milagros Marrero-Jarmon, 56, of Waldorf, attempted to cross from south bound Route 5 to Zekiah Drive and entered north bound Route 5 into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle subsequently struck the passenger vehicle. Bowling was ejected from the motorcycle.
Bowling received incapacitating injuries and was flown to Prince Georges Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Marrero-Jarmon and passenger Obdulia Marrero, 81 years, of Waldorf were transported to Civista Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation is continuing at this time.