LA PLATA, Md. (Oct. 16, 2007) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
THEFTS FROM VENDING MACHINES: On Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs Office detectives arrested Charles Clayton Beach, Jr., 31, of Fort Washington for stealing money from soda machines at multiple businesses in Charles County between June and September. Beach, who was seen on surveillance video at several of the businesses, was responsible for 10 thefts from currency-operated machines in the county as well as a commercial burglary at Tommys Trucks located at 2665 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Beach targeted businesses with soda machines and also attempted unsuccessfully to break into currency machines at several car washes. Beach was charged with destruction of property valued at more than $500 and theft valued at less than $500. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
ARMED ROBBERY: On Oct. 14 at 9 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the 6000 block of Sirenia Place in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed a 43-year-old Waldorf man was in front of a residence when he was approached by two males who brandished handguns and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects are described as black males approximately 18 years old and were wearing black clothing with hooded jackets. One suspect is dark-complexioned and has braided hair. The other suspect is medium-complexioned and has short hair. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer S. Bryant is investigating.
THEFT: Sometime between 11 p.m. Oct. 13 and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14, suspect(s) shattered the glass front door of Checks Cashed & More located at 12524 Mattawoman Drive in Waldorf. The suspect(s) then shattered a glass counter, stole two cell phones and fled the scene. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer M. Bourgeois is investigating.
ASSAULT: On Oct. 14 at 1:45 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Hotel Charles located at 15110 Burnt Store Road in Hughesville for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed a 24-year-old La Plata man was punched and kicked by David Allen Toder, 21, of Indian Head and other unidentified suspects. The victim was transported to Prince Georges Hospital Center by a Maryland State Police helicopter for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Toder was charged with first- and second-degree assault and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer R. Brooks is investigating.
ATTEMPTED VEHICLE THEFT: On Oct. 12 at 11:45 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the 4600 block of Prestancia Place in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle theft in progress. Upon arrival, officers detained a man standing next to the Victims vehicle. Through their investigation, officers determined the man had broken the door lock and ignition in an unsuccessful attempt to steal the vehicle while two other men acted as look-outs. Officers arrested the three men. Claude Corey Marshall, 20, of Oxon Hill, Jason Ramone Marshall, 21, of Waldorf and Brandon Christopher Savage, 18, of Waldorf were charged with theft valued at more than $500, rogue and vagabond and possession of motor vehicle burglar tools. Claude Marshall and Savage were also charged with destruction of property valued at more than $500 and Jason Marshall was also charged with destruction of property valued at less than $500. Officer T. Yates investigated.
ARMED ROBBERY: On Oct. 11 at 11:04 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Kentucky Fried Chicken located at 2180 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed a male suspect entered the business through an unlocked back door, grabbed an employee, brandished a knife and demanded money. The employee complied and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Officers, including a K9 team, searched the area but the suspect was not located. The suspect is described as a black male approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall. He has a medium build and was wearing a dark gray hooded jacket, black pants, black Nike Shoes, a black mask and gloves. No one was injured. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer R. Brooks investigated.
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On Oct. 3 at 1:40 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer T. Yates was on foot patrol in the 300 block of Smallwood Drive in Waldorf when he observed Steven Wayne Goldsmith, Jr., 18, of Hughesville make a hand-to-hand drug transaction with another male. Officer Yates also observed Stanley James Ireson, 20, of Waldorf make a hand-to-hand drug transaction with two females. When Goldsmith and Ireson entered a vehicle driven by John Joseph Smith, 18, of Waldorf, Officer Yates stopped them. Cpl. J. Freeman and his K9 partner scanned the vehicle and the dog indicated the presence of drugs. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a digital scale with marijuana residue, Ecstacy pills and a bag of marijuana. Officers also found marijuana in Goldsmiths possession. Goldsmith, Ireson and Smith were charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of Ecstasy with the intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.