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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

INTOXICATED DRIVER: On Dec. 3 at 6:09 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 17800 block of Duvall Drive in Cobb Island for the report that someone in a truck struck a trash bin in front of the residence and fled. Cpl. D. Fromme located the truck near Main Avenue and Duvall Drive. The truck stopped in a nearby driveway. Officer J. Clagett responded to the scene and determined the driver, Stephen James Wise, 21, of Cobb Island was intoxicated. Wise was arrested and charged with driving while impaired, driving under the influence of alcohol and negligent driving. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On Dec. 2 at 11:40 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers R. Kimble and E. Weaver were on foot patrol at Thai Seafood located at 2732 Crain Highway in Waldorf when they observed three men drinking alcohol in the parking lot. Two of the men, Jonathan Adrian Couser and Trent Percell Brinkley, both 20 and of Hyattsville, were found to be in possession of marijuana. Couser and Brinkley were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and an alcohol violation. They were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner. The third man, Eddie Sommella, 19 of Manassas, Va., was charged on a civil citation with an alcohol violation and released.

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On Nov. 30 at 11:48 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to St. Charles Parkway near Gateview Place in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. Investigation revealed a Ford Escape driven by a 16-year-old Waldorf boy was traveling north on St. Charles Parkway when he failed to negotiate a turn, left the roadway and struck a tree. The boy was flown by U.S. Park Police helicopter Eagle One to Prince George’s Hospital Center in stable condition with minor injuries. Further investigation revealed he was driving with a learner’s permit without adult supervision. Charges are pending. Officer P. McDonald is investigating.

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