Charles County Sheriff's Reports

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

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On Feb. 22 at 7:15 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 5100 block of Alfred Drive in Waldorf for the report of a disorderly person. Upon arrival, officers discovered Earnest Eugene Johnson, Jr., 23, of no fixed address yelling in front of the residence. He refused to stop yelling and causing a disturbance. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. Officer R. Kimble investigated.

DWI/DRUG POSSESSION: On Feb. 25 at 12:30 a.m., an off-duty Charles County Sheriff’s lieutenant was in the 7400 block of Bensville Road in Waldorf when he observed a vehicle speeding and swerving in the road. He stopped the vehicle and Officer J. Clagett responded to the scene. Investigation revealed the driver, Jesse Martin Wickline, 28, of Waldorf, was intoxicated and was in possession of marijuana. Wickline was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

BURGLARY: On Feb. 25 at 8:15 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded for the report of an attempted burglary at an apartment in the 3000 block of Gallery Place in Waldorf. Officers were dispatched to Smallwood Village Shopping Center, where security officers for the apartment complex said a man fled after he attempted unsuccessfully to break into the apartment with a large pry bar. The security officers provided a description of the man and when responding officers arrived and found him in the shopping center parking lot, he ran. Officer A. St. Germain and Sgt. R. Vaughn exited their cruisers, chased the man and quickly apprehended him. He was identified as Jason Leonard Baker, 25, of Waldorf. During the pursuit, officers observed him discard a book bag, which was later recovered. Inside the bag, officers found a large pry bar and other items commonly used in burglaries. Baker was charged with attempted first-degree burglary, malicious destruction of property valued at less than $500 and possession of burglary tools and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer St. Germain investigated.

DRUG ARREST: On Feb. 24 at 11:20 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Zion Wesley United Methodist Church located at 11500 Berry Road in Waldorf for a citizen’s report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. Upon arrival, officers discovered three men asleep in the vehicle and smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana. As the men were exiting the vehicle, an officer observed a handgun on the rear floor board vehicle hidden partially under the mat. The loaded gun was recovered and a subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a second loaded handgun and marijuana. One of the occupants was also in possession of marijuana on his person. Anton Ernest Ransome, 27, and Ryan Devon Imes, 23, of Indian Head and Khiry Julian Terry, 17, of Bryans Road, were charged with possession of a concealed handgun in a vehicle. Ransome and Imes were also charged with possession of marijuana and Ransome was charged with possession of a handgun while trafficking drugs. Terry, who was charged as an adult, was found to be wanted in Prince George’s County for armed robbery. They were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before a district court commissioner. Officer E. Horton investigated.

SEARCH WARRANT: On Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence in the 100 block of Stoddert Avenue in Waldorf. Members of the Charles County Task Force, criminal investigations detectives, the Emergency Services Team, the Forensic Science Unit and Officer Nalesnik of the Prince George’s County Police Department executed the warrant, which was obtained by the task force as the result of the arrest of the resident of the home, Tommy Stanley Herbert, 40, by Officer Nalesnik on Feb. 17. During that arrest, Herbert was in possession of approximately 200 grams of marijuana and several hundred counterfeit DVDs and CDs. As a result of the subsequent search warrant, the officers seized 61 bags containing various amounts of suspected marijuana, hundreds of small bags used for packaging CDs, counterfeit DVDs and CDs, labels for the counterfeit items and computer equipment. Investigators also discovered a Mazda MPV parked in the driveway had been reported stolen in Prince George’s County in November. Herbert remains in custody in Prince George’s County and will be charged in Charles County with counterfeiting and drug violations. The recovered suspected marijuana has a potential street value of $1,500.

ARMED ROBBERY: On Feb. 23 at 9:06 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Drive-In Liquors located at 10620 Crain Highway in La Plata for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed two suspects entered the store, brandished handguns and demanded money from the two store employees inside. The employees complied and the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of money and a cell phone belonging to one of the employees. After the robbery, shots were fired in the area of the store but no one was injured. One of the suspects is described as a light-complexioned black male and the other is described as a white male. Both suspects were wearing black masks and dark colored jackets gloves, pants and shoes. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. G. Higgs at 301-609-6498 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

BURGLARY: On Feb. 23 at 9:18 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to an intrusion alarm at the trailers behind Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School located at 820 Stone Avenue in Waldorf. Upon arrival, officers observed two juveniles inside one of the trailers. The juveniles attempted to flee but were immediately apprehended. They were identified as 13- and 15-year-old boys of Waldorf. They were charged with third-degree burglary and released to their parents. Officer R. Kimble investigated.

DRUG POSSESSION: On Feb. 23 at 2:20 p.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at an apartment on Ell Lane in Waldorf as part of an on-going drug investigation by the Community Policing Unit (COPS). COPS officers, narcotics investigators and the Emergency Services Team executed the search warrant and subsequently seized marijuana with a street value of $1,200, drug paraphernalia and cash. The occupants of the residence, Adrianne Leigh Stewart, 25, and Thomas Wendall Stewart, 29, were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer T. Hemsley investigated.

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