LA PLATA, Md. - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
BURGLARY: On Aug. 5 at 10:15 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs Cpl. J. Hastings was patrolling the parking lot of Westlake High School located at 3300 Middletown Road in Waldorf when he discovered a ladder next to a window. Investigation revealed the window screen had been cut and the window was unlocked. A K9 team responded and searched the building but no one was inside. A Board of Education representative responded and said nothing appeared to be missing. 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.
BANK ROBBERY FOILED: On Aug. 3 at 4:39 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Old Line Bank located at 2995 Crain Highway in Waldorf after receiving an anonymous tip indicating the bank was going to be robbed. Officers established surveillance and at 5:45 p.m., a man matching the description provided by the anonymous caller arrived and attempted to enter the bank. Officers immediately apprehended him. During a subsequent search, officers discovered he had concealed a gun in the waistband of his pants. The man was identified as Jay Ernest Irby, 33, of no fixed address and was transported to the Sheriffs Headquarters and interviewed by detectives, who subsequently charged him with attempting to commit armed robbery, robbery and theft valued at more than $500. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond. Det. J. Elliott investigated.
HANDGUN IN VEHICLE: On Aug. 1 at 8:20 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer J. Timko responded to a citizens report of possible drug activity occurring in a parking lot in the 3100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. Officer Timko located three vehicles occupied by four males. When he approached one of the vehicles, a Hummer H2, he observed loose tobacco scattered on the ground and in the vehicles running board. Cpl. C. Roberts and his K9 partner responded and scanned the Hummer, and the K9 alerted to the presence of drugs. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, Sgt. P. Gregory found a loaded handgun. The owner of the Hummer, Jimal Chardon Miller, 26, of Waldorf, was taken into custody and was found to be in possession of marijuana. Miller was charged with possession of a loaded handgun in his vehicle and possession of marijuana. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. None of the occupants of the other vehicles were found to be in possession of any drugs.
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On July 27 at 9:38 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers investigated a suspicious vehicle on Lombard Drive in Waldorf. A silver Mazda was occupied by Michael Christopher Lovy, 21, of Waldorf, who was asleep. Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration records indicated Lovys vehicle was not insured. Officers told Lovy he could not drive the vehicle and then left the area. A short time later, Sgt. P. Gregory observed Lovy driving the Mazda on Lexington Drive and stopped him on Middletown Road near Tower Mill Lane for the insurance violation. Officer J. Timko responded to assist and discovered marijuana and paraphernalia in the vehicle before it was towed. Lovy was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and driving an uninsured motor vehicle on the roadway. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On July 20 at 9:22 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer J. Timko was patrolling the Charles Crossing Recreation Center parking lot in the 3000 block of Sedgwick Drive in Waldorf when he observed a vehicle parked away from the others in the lot and occupied by one person. Officer Timko approached the vehicle and observed loose tobacco on the ground and on the door sill. Further investigation revealed the occupant of the vehicle, Christopher Michael Clark, 27, of Waldorf, was in possession of marijuana. He was charged with possession of marijuana and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.