LA PLATA, Md. - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
PEDESTRIAN FATALITY: On Aug. 30 at 1:02 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the 6300 block of Crain Highway in La Plata for the report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. Investigation revealed James Marvin Williams, 51, of La Plata was attempting to cross the highway when a vehicle driven by Megan Jane Monroe, 25, of Waldorf struck him. Monroe stopped and remained at the scene. Williams was transported to Prince Georges Hospital Center by a Maryland State Police helicopter where he was pronounced dead. Alcohol was not a factor with the driver. Cpl. R. Taylor of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.
BURGLARY: On Aug. 30 at 12:23 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a trailer at a work site in the 11000 block of Mall Circle in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed employees of Truland Services, which owns the trailer, returned to the trailer and discovered an unknown person inside. The employees called police and held the door of the trailer shut until officers arrived. Sgt. G. Draheim and Officer S. Bryant arrested the individual, Justin Sedgwick Crawford, 19, of no fixed address, without incident. Crawford was charged with second- and fourth-degree burglary. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
ATTEMPTED THEFT: On Aug. 29 at 2:03 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Capital Clubhouse located at 3033 Market Place in Waldorf for the report of an attempted theft in progress. The two suspects opened a change machine and then fled the scene when employees encountered them. The employees obtained a description of the suspects and their vehicle and provided it to police. An officer saw the vehicle on Smallwood Drive just east of Route 301 and stopped it. The suspects were arrested without incident. They were identified as Richard Howard Conway, 26, and Rachael Leanne Wolfe, 27, both of Waldorf.
During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers discovered a large quantity of change and a universal locksmith-type key used to open vending machines. Conway and Wolfe were subsequently charged with attempted theft valued at less than $500 and possession of burglars tools. The Sheriffs Office believes Conway and Wolfe were responsible for stealing change from the Capital Clubhouse a week prior and is investigating the possibility that they could be responsible for other vending machine thefts.
The Sheriffs Office credits the alert employees who discovered and reported the theft attempt and provided a description of the suspects with facilitating officers quick apprehension of the suspects. Officer J. Timko investigated.