LA PLATA, Md. - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
COUNTERFEIT MUSIC/MOVIES SEIZED: On July 17 at 1:10 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer D. Major conducted a traffic stop in the 11500 block of Berry Road in Waldorf on a Ford van for displaying tags issued to another vehicle. Officer Major discovered the driver, Tommy Stanley Herbert, 41, of Waldorf, was also driving on a suspended license and was wanted by the Charles County Sheriffs Office for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Herbert was subsequently arrested. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers discovered about 300 pirated DVDs and CDs. The DVDs included movies currently in theaters. Herbert and his passenger, Jamal Ray Herbert, 20, of Washington, D.C., were charged with several criminal offenses relating to their possession of counterfeit items. They were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer D. Major investigated.
THEFT: On July 16 at 12:14 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Home Depot located at 12050 Jefferson Farm Place in Waldorf for the report of a theft. Upon arrival, officers discovered a loss prevention investigator had detained the accused outside behind the store. Investigation revealed the accused, Samantha Paulette Deadwyler, 22, of Waldorf, filled a shopping cart with $1,882 worth of faucets and household plumbing equipment and left the store through a rear fire exit without paying. Deadwyler was charged with theft valued at more than $500. She was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer M. De Paulo investigated.
HATE CRIME: Sometime between July 13 and 8:30 a.m. July 14, suspect(s) spray-painted the word gay in blue-colored spray paint on the stop sign at the entrance of Oak Ridge Park located at 13675 Oaks Road in Hughesville. The stop sign at the entrance to Cameron Ridge Road was also spray-painted with the blue spray-paint but the lettering was illegible. The damage to the property was valued at $200. 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 J. Walter is investigating.