MSP Reports for Charles County - Southern Maryland Headline News

MSP Reports for Charles County


LA PLATA, Md. (September 20, 2007) - The La Plata Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) released the following incident and arrest reports.

CONCEALING TRUE IDENTITY: On August 31, 2007, at approximately 2354 hours, Tpr. A. Ford was on routine patrol traveling north on Maryland Route 925 at Route 5, when He observed a black Toyota Corolla crossing the double yellow lines by swerving from the northbound lane into the southbound lanes 3 times. Tpr. Ford initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. While conversing with the operator, he stated he understood very little English and was unable to display any identification at the time. Tpr. Ford got his quick Spanish guide book and was able to get the driver’s name, which the driver wrote down on a notebook provided by Tpr. Ford. White attempting to receive information about the defendants’ identity, Tpr. Ford detected a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the defendant’s breath. The defendant’s eyes were red and glassy as well. A Spanish speaking interpreter Lt. J. Wood, from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene to assist Tpr. Ford with performing the standard field sobriety tests. The defendant was placed under arrest for DUI and transported to the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack. After the third time of asking the defendant his name and personal information, the defendant advised his name was Jose Maria-Antonio, 29 years, of Waldorf, Maryland. The defendant was then transported to the Charles County Detention Center for further processing and was also charged with “did upon arrest, knowingly and with the intent to deceive, make a false statement to a peace officer concerning his identity.”

CONCEALING TRUE IDENTITY: On September 1, 2007, at approximately 1909 hours, TFC S. Murphy was traveling northbound on Maryland Route 5, north of Poplar Hill Road when he observed a white Honda Civic front windshield was severely cracked. TFC Murphy initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver identified himself as Jose Perez Lopez, a check through MVA/MILES/NCIC reveled that Lopez did not have a driving privilege in Maryland or any other state. While speaking with Lopez, TFC Murphy smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. TFC Murphy had Lopez perform the standard field sobriety field tests. Lopez was placed under arrest for DUI, and transported to the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack for processing. While at the La Plata Barrack, Officer Alvarez of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office asked Lopez his real name and Lopez informed him that his full name of Jose Peres Alonzo. When Alonzo was taken to the Charles County Detention Center for further processing. While at the Charles County Detention Center, Alonzo’s fingerprints revealed that his real name was Jose Alonso Galicia, 24 years, of Hyattsville, MD. A check through MILES/NCIC revealed that Galicia had a confirmed open warrant through the Anne Arundel County Police Department for violation of probation. Galicia was also charged with “did upon arrest, knowingly and with the intent to deceive, make a false statement to a peace officer concerning his identity/date of birth.”

ASSAULT WITH KNIFE: On September 6, 2007, at approximately 0650 hours, Tpr. M. Armstrong was dispatched to Thorne Road at Maryland Route 231 in reference to a motor vehicle collision in which one of the driver’s pulled a knife. Upon Tpr. Armstrong’s arrival, he made contact with Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy J. Foster, who was already on the scene. Deputy Foster advised that Carl E. Kolberg, 56 years of Waldorf, the victim of the traffic accident had pulled over after being struck in the rear of his Lincoln SUV and attempted to make contact with the driver of the other vehicle Shawn Ronald Raum, 36 years, of Waldorf, when Raum pulled a knife on him. Upon speaking with Kolberg, he stated that while traveling southbound Maryland Route 5 I the area of Forest Park a School Bus had stopped to pick up children but had yet to put its red lights on. Kolberg stated that a Blue Honda Civic had stopped rapidly and it force Kolberg to take evasive action pulling into and passing both the Honda and the School Bus. Kolberg continued driving southbound on Maryland Route 5 and then onto eastbound Maryland Route 231 when he noticed that the Blue Honda was following him. Kolberg stated that he slowed while in the traffic circle and was struck in the rear by the Blue Honda. The Honda then sped around Kolberg’s Navigator and pulled onto Thorne Road. Kolberg stated Raum exited his vehicle and pulled a black and silver knife from his pocket and displayed it in a threatening manner to Kolberg. Kolberg then stated that he returned to his vehicle and retrieved a folding brown and silver Buck Knife at which time he displayed it a Raum. Upon speaking with Raum, he stated that upon enterng the traffic circle Kolberg braked hard causing Raum’s vehicle to strike the Navigator in the rear. Raum then pulled to the next street and upon exiting his vehicle, Kolberg became enraged cursing and giving him the finger. Raum then stated that he was scared and only pulled the knife to keep Kolberg away from him. Both Raum and Kolberg were placed under arrest and charged with “did [attempt to assualt] Shawn Ronald Raum/Carl E. Kolberg, in the first degree in violation of CR 3-202, contrary to the form of the act of the assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace, government and dignity of the state.”

COCAINE: On September 3, 2007, at approximately 2146 hours, TFC J. Edelen was traveling northbound Maryland Route 5 in the area of U.S. Route 301 when he observed a silver Chevrolet with the operator not restrained by a seat belt. TFC Edelen initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon contact with the driver, Douglas A. Jewett, 25 years, of Waldorf, TFC Edelen detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. Jewett performed all sobriety tests poorly and was placed under arrest. A search incident to arrest revealed two yellow ziplock baggies containing 1.1 grams of powder cocaine in the center console of the vehicle. Jewett was also charged with possession of cocaine and possession of paraphernalia. Jewett was taken to the Charles County Detention Center for processing.

MARIJUANA: On September 10, 2007, at approximately 0030 hours, Tpr. M. Armstrong was traveling southbound Maryland Route 5, north of Renner Road in lane 2 when he observed a white Ford Mustang traveling at the same location in lane 1. Tpr. Armstrong observed the rear license plate was missing the year of expiration stick and was only showing a single sticker that indicated the month. Tpr. Armstrong initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon making contact with the driver, Tpr. Armstrong detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The driver was identified as Jeffrey J. Novak, 29 years, of Waldorf. A probable cause search incident to arrest revealed a clear sandwich bag located in the center console which contained a green leafy vegetable matter believed to be marijuana. Novak was placed under arrest and transported to the Charles County Detention Center for processing. Novak was charged with “did possess a controlled dangerous substance of schedule I, to wit: marijuana.”

MARIJUANA: On September 12, 2007, at approximately 1030 hours, TFC J. Edelen was traveling southbound on U.S. Route 301 in the area of Sub Station Road when he observed a maroon Saturn with both occupants not restrained by a seat belt. TFC Edelen initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon contact with the driver, Adrian Carlos Farris, 18 years of Waldorf, and the passenger Gabrielle Bradley, 18 years of Lexington Park, TFC Edelen detected a strong odor of raw marijuana emitting from the vehicle. TFC Edelen requested another unit respond to his location to perform a probable cause search. A search of the vehicle revealed 53.5 grams of marijuana in the passenger’s purse located on the passenger seat. A search of the driver revealed 182 empty baggies commonly used to package CDS. Further search revealed $268 of U.S. Currency. Bradley and Farris were placed under arrest and transported to the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack for processing. Both subjects were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

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