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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (Sept. 13, 2007) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

BURGLARY: On Sept. 10 at 12:07 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Robertson’s Crab House located at 11455 Popes Creek Road in Faulkner for an intrusion alarm. Upon arrival, officers discovered the front door had been shattered. Officers, including a K9 team, searched the area. Investigation revealed suspect(s) entered the business and stole a video game and a change machine. The suspect(s) were not located. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer J. McGuigan is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Sept. 9 at 10:22 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Wings to Go located at 2394 Crain Highway in Waldorf for an intrusion alarm. Upon arrival, officers discovered the glass front door had been shattered. It appears nothing was stolen. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer G. Barnhart is investigating.

PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: Sometime between 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9, suspect(s) spray-painted gang-related symbols and initials on an unoccupied building located at 11100 Billingsley Road in Waldorf. The symbols are believed to be related to the “Crips.” The damage to the building was valued at more than $500. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer M. Thompson is investigating.

ASSAULT: On Sept. 8 at 1:30 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the Elks Lodge located at 12445 Rock Point Road in Newburg for the report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, officers located an injured 25-year-old Indian Head man in the parking lot. He was transported to Prince George’s Hospital Center by a Maryland State Police helicopter. Investigation revealed a fight had occurred but the witnesses could not provide additional details. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer K. Burger is investigating.

MOTORCYCLE CRASH: On Sept. 7 at 10:23 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 2900 block of Edgewood Road in Bryans Road for the report of a motorcycle crash. Investigation revealed Christopher Nathaniel Franklin, 33, of Bryans Road was operating a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle in front of his house without a helmet when he lost control of the motorcycle and fell. He was transported with non-life-threatening injuries to Prince George’s Hospital Center by a Maryland State Police helicopter. Officer S. Hawkins investigated.

CONCEALED WEAPON: On Sept. 7 at 6:02 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the Westlake Dash In located at 2007 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf for the report of disorderly people in the parking lot. The suspects fled prior to officers’ arrival. Investigation revealed two groups of males were arguing in the parking lot when one of the males, later identified as Jeremy Kashan Bradshaw, 19, of Waldorf, retrieved a long black item from the trunk of a Ford Taurus and covered it with a gray T-shirt. Bradshaw went after the other group, who fled to their vehicle and sped away. Bradshaw and a 17-year-old Waldorf boy followed them in another vehicle. A lookout was broadcast for both vehicles and Officer C. Collins located and stopped the Taurus on Middletown Road near Frankfurt Drive and made contact with Bradshaw and the teen. Investigation revealed they were in possession of the gray T-shirt and a tire iron. Bradshaw was charged with possession of a concealed deadly weapon and disorderly conduct and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. The teen was charged as a juvenile with the same in addition to violating the conditions of his learner’s permit. The teen was released to his guardian.

ASSAULT: On Sept. 7 at 4:29 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the Holiday Inn located at 45 Saint Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed Francis Orlando Briscoe, 39, of Indian Head was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot when began acting disorderly. When an employee, a 49-year-old woman, asked Briscoe to leave the property, he yelled and cursed at her. Briscoe threatened her and began to drive away. He stopped approximately 50 feet away, put his vehicle in reverse and sped backward toward the woman. The vehicle nearly struck the woman but the hotel doorman pulled her to safety. Briscoe continued yelling for several minutes before leaving the parking lot at a high rate of speed. Officers later located Briscoe and arrested him without incident. He was charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer J. Long investigated.

WANTED FUGITIVE: On Sept. 7 at 12:37 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer A. Celia stopped a Ford Explorer on Wakefield Circle near Hackney Lane in Waldorf. After identifying the driver, he attempted to identify the passenger but the passenger could only provide a name and did not produce photo identification. The name the passenger initially provided was found to be false. Officer Celia used the computer in his patrol car to identify the passenger as Johnathan Adrian Marshall, 36, of Waldorf and discovered Marshall had outstanding warrants for unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of theft valued at less than $500 and two counts of failure to appear in court. Officer Celia and Officer T. Yates returned to the Explorer and ordered Marshall out of the SUV. As Marshall exited the vehicle, he pushed past the officers and a brief struggle ensued. Marshall struck both officers numerous times and attempted to disarm Officer Yates. In order to gain control of the situation, Officer Celia deployed his taser and Marshall was immobilized and arrested. Marshall was charged with assaulting a police officer, attempting to disarm a police officer, resisting arrest and giving a false statement to a police officer in addition to being served the warrants. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. The officers were not injured.

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