MSP Reports for Charles County - Southern Maryland Headline News

MSP Reports for Charles County


LA PLATA, Md. - The La Plata Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.

THEFT: On July 28, 2007, at approximately 2:06 a.m., Tpr. A. Ford was on routine patrol traveling on northbound U.S. Route 301, just south of VFW Road, Waldorf, when he observed a white Mazda minivan. From Route 301 Tpr. Ford observed the occupants of the vehicle grabbing numerous bags of potato chips and soft drinks and throwing them inside the vehicle. Additionally he observed other unknown occupants in a second vehicle committing the same acts. Tpr. Ford them pulled into the establishment with emergency equipment on to stop both vehicles. Both vehicles went in reverse and onto Route 301 were they continued northbound. The Mazada pulled over on Route 301 in the deceleration lane just south of VFW Road. The second vehicle continued north on Route 301 at a high rate of speed. Tpr. Ford and Tpr. Wilson, approached the vehicle and observed several potato chip bags dispersed throughout the vehicle as well as several soft drinks. Listed below are the names, age, residence, and charges:

* Steven German Brito, 18 years, of Riverdale, Md., charged with did steal 22 bags of chips and 9 soft drinks from the owner.

* Michael Eric Walker, 18 years, Lanham, Md., charged with did steal 22 bags of chips and 9 soft drinks from the owner.

* Kihana Markita Manuel, 19 years, Hyattsville, Md., charged with did steal 22 bags of chips and 9 soft drinks from the owner.

* Elizabeth Lesslie Penn, 21 years, Beltsville, Md., charged with did steal 22 bags of chips and 9 soft drinks from the owner; did up arrest, knowingly and with the intent to deceive, make a false statement to a peace officer concerning identity and date of birth.

* Gaetane Saihnt-Louis, 23 years, Beltsville, Md., charged with did steal 22 bags of chips and 9 soft drinks from the owner; did up arrest, knowingly and with the intent to deceive, make a false statement to a peace officer concerning identity and date of birth.

* Ervie Merlande Penn, 24 years, Beltsville, Md., charged with did steal 22 bags of chips and 9 soft drinks from the owner; did up arrest, knowingly and with the intent to deceive, make a false statement to a peace officer concerning identity and date of birth.

* Dominique Sarde Graham, 21 years, Riverdale, Md., charged with did steal 22 bags of chips and 9 soft drinks from the owner; did up arrest, knowingly and with the intent to deceive, make a false statement to a peace officer concerning identity and date of birth.

DRIVING WITH PCP, LOADED HANDGUN: On August 4, 2007, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Tpr. R. Wilt was on routine patrol on southbound Route 301, south of Maryland Route 6, when he observed a silver Ford weaving from lane number 1 to the shoulder. Tpr. Wilt paced the vehicle which maintained a speed of 69 mph in a posted 55 mph zone. Tpr. Wilt initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon making contact with the driver, Tpr. Wilt was struck by a strong odor of a chemical nature. The driver was suspended and had no identification and no vehicle registration for an out of state rental car. A search incident to arrest revealed a loaded hand gun in the vehicle, when the passenger was asked to exit the car, he was observed dumping a glass vile with a clear liquid content. The passenger was identified as Lamont S. Gilliam, 26 years of White Plains, Md. Gilliam stated the PCP was his. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Charles County Detention Center for processing. Gilliam was charged with did store and leave a loaded firearm, did unlawfully possess a controlled dangerous substance.

CDS, WANTED PERSON: On August 5, 2007, at approximately 12:01 a.m., Tpr. J. Wiersma was on routine patrol when he observed a tan Oldsmobile Cutlass traveling southbound Route 301 making a left turn onto Smallwood Drive. Tpr. Wiersma observed the driver and passenger were not wearing their seat belts. Tpr. Wiersma initiated a traffic stop. Upon making contact with the driver and occupant of the vehicle, they both appeared very nervous, and the driver would not make eye contact with Tpr. Wiersma. Tpr. Wiersma requested a K-9 officer to conduct a scan of the vehicle. Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy PFC Christian and his K-9 Deny arrived on the scene. A scan revealed a positive alert for CDS near the passenger side door. A pat down was conducted of the passenger and driver. The pat down of the passenger revealed a Maryland driver’s license and he was identified as Vernon Gregory Coates, 26 years, of Oxon Hill. A background check revealed he was wanted through the Calvert County Sheriff’s Department for failure to appear in court. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a small clear ziplock baggie containing a green leafy substance suspected to be CDS marijuana. The driver Stacey D. Solomon, 27 years, of Washington D.C. was arrested for possession of CDS marijuana and possession of CDS paraphernalia. The passenger Coates was arrested for making a false statement to an officer, possession of marijuana, possession of CDS paraphernalia, and for having an active warrant for arrest. Both Solomon and Coates were transported to the Charles County Detention Center for processing.

CDS: On August 7, 2007, at approximately 10:25 p.m., Tpr. W. Posey was on routine patrol when he was dispatched to the Naval Base for a possible intoxicated driver. Upon contact with Officer Curtin, he advised the subject was disoriented and did not know here he was. Officer Curtin also stated that he detected a strong odor of a suspected Controlled Dangerous Substance, possible Phencyclidine (PCP). A vehicle search by Officer Curtin revealed three glass vials of suspected PCP. Officer Curtin then contacted the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack. When Tpr. Posey received the information from Officer Curtin, he made contact with the driver and detected a strong odor of Phencyclidine (PCP) on the driver’s person. Tpr. Posey asked the driver if he had consumed any alcoholic beverages or controlled dangerous substances prior to operating his vehicle. The driver stated “no.” His speech was slurred and he was very unsteady on his feet. The driver appeared to be very disoriented. The driver was identified as William B. Noel, 59 years, of Baltimore, Md. Noel was placed under arrest for possession of CDS and transported to the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack for processing. He was then transported to the Charles County Detention Center for further processing.

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