LA PLATA, Md. - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
ASSAULT: On March 12 at 12:30 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a residence in the11300 block of Golden Eagle Place in Waldorf for the report of an assault with a weapon. Investigation revealed Franklin Delano Glascoe, 55, of Waldorf threatened two men, ages 29 and 39, with a knife and pepper spray during an argument. He was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. The accused and the victims are acquaintances. Officer W. Halt investigated.
HIT AND RUN: Sometime between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. March 10, an unoccupied vehicle was struck by another vehicle in the 20 block of Marshall Road in Waldorf. The suspect vehicle fled the scene. It is white, has significant damage to the passenger side and is missing a large section of the molding. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer S. Cartwright is investigating.
INTOXICATED DRIVER: On March 10 at 12:44 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer K. Lerch attempted to stop a vehicle for spinning tires in a parking lot on Drury Drive in La Plata. The vehicle failed to stop and fled to Station Drive off of Washington Avenue, where the driver finally stopped and was apprehended without incident. Investigation revealed the driver, Joshua Michael Baucom, 27, of La Plata, was intoxicated. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence, negligent driving and spinning wheels. Officer H. Cunningham of the La Plata Police Department responded to assist Officer Lerch and arrested a passenger of the vehicle, Richard Howard Conway, 25, of Waldorf, for disorderly conduct, failure to obey a lawful order and obstruction and hindering. Conway was yelling profanities during the traffic stop and refused to stop. He and Baucom were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
HATE CRIME: On March 10 at 6:49 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer J. McGuigan discovered multiple areas spray-painted along Trinity Church Road in Charlotte Hall. Investigation revealed Rednecks, KKK, curse words and other inappropriate phrases were sprayed on signs near the bridge just south of Trinity Church Road. Further investigation revealed additional spray paint on the blacktop just north of Ryceville Road. The incident does not appear to be related to a similar incident which occurred in Brandywine. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.
FLEEING POLICE: On March 10 at 10:55 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer D. Suave observed a vehicle fail to stop for a stop sign on Billingsley Road at St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf. When Officer Suave attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver accelerated and lost control on a curve. The vehicle struck the curb and overturned several times before landing on its wheels in the eastbound roadside. The driver, a 14-year-old Waldorf boy, attempted to flee but was quickly apprehended. Investigation revealed he had taken his mothers car without permission. He was transported to Civista Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Charges are pending.
ROBBERY ARREST: On March 9 at 2:34 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs office Cpl. D. Willis was on patrol when he was flagged down by a woman outside a residence in the 100 block of East Hawthorne Drive in La Plata. Investigation revealed the 19-year-old La Plata woman had invited Joseph Eckloff, 23, of Hollywood into her home but once inside, Eckloff maced the victim and her boyfriend, stole cash and fled the scene in a green Nissan with tinted windows. Sgt. J. Carlson and Officer J. Clagett located the suspects vehicle and stopped it at the intersection of Route 6 and Route 488. Eckloff was arrested and charged with robbery, theft valued at less than $500, second-degree assault and destruction of property valued at less than $500. A passenger, Robert Edward Blake, 25, of Hollywood, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant from St. Marys County for failure to appear. Both men were transported to the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
POSSESSION OF COCAINE: On March 9 at 9:17 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer D. Benthin observed a Nissan Altima while he was off duty in the 11100 block of Mall Circle in Waldorf and believed the four occupants were smoking a controlled drug substance. While on duty officers were responding, Officer Benthin checked the tag and discovered the vehicle and the dealer tag it was displaying had been stolen in Prince Georges County. Officer Benthin followed the vehicle and provided responding officers with its location. Officers found the vehicle in a parking lot a short time later and were able to stop it before it exited onto the roadway. All four occupants were apprehended. Investigation revealed they were in possession of suspected PCP, marijuana and crack cocaine. Sergio Cortet Lyon, 19, of Accokeek, Brian Anthony Gantt, 23, of Accokeek, a 17-year-old Accokeek male and a 17-year-old Washington, D.C., male were all arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, PCP and cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of dry paraphernalia and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Officers J. Dodge and Cpl. Clark investigated.
FLEEING POLICE: On March 8 at 9:06 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs Sgt. J. Carlson conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 Pontiac at the intersection of Cobb Island and Rock Point roads in Cobb Island. The rear seat passenger fled the vehicle when it came to a stop and ran into the woods. The suspect was identified as Joseph Lloyd Welch, 33, of Mechanicsville, who had three active warrants for his arrest. Cpl. R. Leukhardt and K9 Draco responded to the scene and apprehended Welch in the woods off of Rock Point Road. He was charged with forgery, five counts of theft under $500 and second-degree escape. Welch was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer R. Bagley investigated.