LA PLATA, Md. - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
MOTORCYCLE CRASH: On Sept. 5 at 5:55 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the intersection of Carrico Mill Road and Oaks Road in Hughesville for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. Investigation revealed George McPherson Bowling, IV, 25, of Hughesville was driving a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle north on Oaks Road exceeding the speed limit and passed a vehicle in front of him in an area of double-yellow lines. The motorcycle subsequently struck a 2006 Nissan Maxima whose driver was stopped on Carrico Mill Road attempting to turn onto southbound Oaks Road. Bowling, who was wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle and sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Prince Georges General Hospital. The driver of the Maxima, Raymond Burton Allen, Jr., 71, of Charlotte Hall, was not injured. Cpl. R. Padgett of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.
THEFT: On Sept. 3 at 11 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer R. Kimble responded to Macys located at 11200 Mall Circle in Waldorf for the report of theft. Investigation revealed the accused entered the store, removed a security device from a pair of jeans and left the store without paying. Macys loss prevention officers stopped the accused and detained him until Officer Kimble arrived. The accused, Marco Larente Coates, 21, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with theft valued at less than $500. He was wanted in another jurisdiction for failing to appear in court. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.