LA PLATA, Md. - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On June 27 at 9 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the report of shots fired on Legation Place in Waldorf. Upon arrival, several witnesses advised officers a fight had taken place near the playground on Legation Place and a suspect fired several shots toward the playground and fled the scene in a two-toned vehicle. Two vehicles and steps in front of a residence were damaged by the fired rounds. Officers searched the area and found a tan Oldsmobile was with a marijuana cigar in plain view in the front seat. The driver of the Oldsmobile, Andre Carlos Davis, 18, of Waldorf, was charged with possession of marijuana. Davis was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. The suspects in the shooting were not located. No description of them was provided but the two-toned vehicle may have been a Lexus. Anyone with information about the shooting 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 R. Garrett is investigating.
ARMED ROBBERY: On June 26 at 11:35 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the report of an armed robbery in the 900 block of Truro Lane in Waldorf. Investigation revealed a 50-year-old Brandywine woman was delivering pizzas to the residence when she was approached by three male suspects who were waiting for her outside. One suspect held a gun to the victims head and demanded everything she had. A struggle ensued during which the suspects knocked her to the ground and kicked her in the head. The suspects emptied the victims pockets and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money and the pizza. Officers, including a K9 team, searched the area but the suspects were not located. The suspects are described as black males between 17 and 20 years old. They were wearing white tank-tops and dark colored pants. One suspect had dredlocks. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crimes Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 that leads to the arrest or indictment of the suspects. Officer E. Baker is investigating.
ASSAULT: On June 24 at 10:05 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a residence in the 9800 block of Diggs Road in Faulkner for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed a 27-year-old Faulkner man was arguing with his landlord, John Hancock, Jr., 54, of Faulkner, when Hancock brandished a flare gun, pointed it at the victims head and threatened to shoot him. Hancock was arrested without incident and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, second-degree assault and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. He was transported to the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer J. Foster investigated.
ARREST MADE IN BURGLARIES: On June 22 at 11:06 p.m., a suspect broke into Mercantile Bank of Southern Maryland located at 1 Prospect Avenue in Indian Head. No money was stolen but the suspect removed adding machines from the bank and destroyed them in the parking lot. The suspect fled before police arrived but he was captured on surveillance video.
On June 27 at 3:33 a.m., Sheriffs officers responded to an alarm at BC Sports Cards located at 10561 Theodore Green Boulevard in White Plains. Upon arrival, officers discovered the front glass door had been shattered and items taken from the store were laying on the ground in front of the store. They also found blood at the scene. While officers were canvassing the area, a call was dispatched for an injured person at the White Plains Dash In. Officers responded and found the injured person, Derrick Harvey Tolson, 18, of Indian Head, in possession of property stolen from BC Sports Cards. Investigation revealed he was also in possession of property stolen from numerous vehicles in an incident officers investigated earlier that morning in the parking lots of BJs Wholesale Club and Value City in Waldorf. Officer M. OShields, who had been at the scene of the Mercantile Bank burglary, recognized Tolson as the suspect caught on the banks surveillance cameras.
Tolson was initially charged with second-degree burglary, theft valued at less than $500 and destruction of property valued at more than $500. He had minor injuries and was treated on the scene by emergency medical services personnel. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Charges against him for the bank burglary are pending. Officer OShields and Officer C. Stufft investigated.
FLEEING POLICE: On June 14 at 9:05 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer C. Clevenger attempted to conduct a traffic stop on an SUV he observed on Glen Albin Road in La Plata. The vehicle failed to stop and drove to the end of Patuxent Road, where the driver exited the car and fled on foot. As the driver exited his vehicle, his door struck Officer Clevengers patrol vehicle, causing damage to the front right side. Officer Clevenger chased the suspect on foot for several hundred yards and attempted to take him into custody. In order to gain control of the situation and the suspect, Officer Clevenger deployed his taser following the foot chase, immediately immobilizing the suspect, Robert Mitchell Dorsey, 32, of no fixed address. A subsequent search of Dorseys vehicle revealed he was distributing cocaine. Further investigation revealed Dorsey was wanted for failure to appear in Circuit Court for a previous drug charge. Dorsey was charged with second-degree assault to a law enforcement officer, destruction of property valued at more than $500 and resisting arrest. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.