LA PLATA, Md. (November 12, 2007) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE: On Nov. 10 at 1:12 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer M. Smith was patrolling the parking lot of Thai Seafood located at 2732 Crain Highway in Waldorf when he observed a stolen Nissan Maxima leave the parking lot and enter Crain Highway. Officer Smith stopped the vehicle but when he exited his patrol car, the vehicle sped away northbound on Crain Highway. The vehicle turned onto Old Washington Road from Substation Road and continued south. When the vehicle approached Billingsley Road, it went over the median and onto the property of the WaWa gas station and convenience store. All five occupants fled the vehicle on foot. Officer R. Cuyler and her K9 partner arrived on the scene and conducted a track that resulted in the apprehension of two of the vehicles occupants, Clayton Lorenzo Thomas, 19, and Alexis Nicole Green, 21, both of Washington, D.C. A third suspect, Jonathan Frank Smith, 22, of Washington, D.C., was apprehended later in the morning after officers discovered him attempting to get a ride at the WaWa. Thomas, Green and Smith were charged with auto theft and other related crimes and were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner.
HOME INVASION: On Nov. 10 at 9:55 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a residence in the 4800 block of Magpie Lane for the report of an assault in progress. Investigation revealed the suspects approached the victim, a 32-year-old man, as he was entering his home and demanded money. A struggle ensued during which the suspects hit the man with an unidentified weapon. The suspects were still assaulting the victim when the first patrol officer arrived on the scene. The suspects fled on foot and managed to escape before officers could apprehend them. The victim appears to have been targeted but the motive remains under investigation and the suspects have not been identified. Nothing was stolen from the victim. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Det. B. Buchanan at 301-609-6477.
BURGLARY ATTEMPT: On Nov. 9 at 1:07 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a residence in the 3400 block of Tamarack Court in Waldorf for the report of a burglary in progress. The suspects fled prior to officers arrival. Investigation revealed one suspect knocked on the door while another attempted to force entry into the home through the back door. A teenage girl was home at the time and managed to flee to a neighbors house where she called 9-1-1. Nothing appeared to have been stolen from the residence. The suspect at the front door was described as a black man with a muscular build. He was about 5 feet 10 inches tall and was wearing a blue collared coat or shirt and may have had corn-row styled 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. Cpl. T. Lee is investigating.
BANK ROBBERY: On Nov. 9 at 11 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Bank of America located at 3375 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf for the report of a bank robbery. Investigation revealed a man wearing a ski mask entered the bank, brandished a handgun, vaulted the service counter and stole an undisclosed amount of money. He then fled the scene in a white, newer-model Dodge pickup truck. He was described only as black. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Det. C. Shankster at 301-609-6513.
POSSESSION OF COCAINE: On Nov. 8 at 11:52 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers were searching Robinson Place near Red Lion Place in Waldorf for individuals involved in a previous incident when they observed a van attempting to leave the area. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the occupants. Investigation revealed one of the passengers, Shelia Robinson, 40, of Waldorf, was wanted by the San Jose Police Department. Further investigation revealed she and the other passengers were in possession of crack cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Robinson, Michael Andray Murrell, 45, of Waldorf and Antonio Lamont Jones, 32, of Washington, D.C., were charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers later determined Jones had initially provided a false name and was wanted in Charles County for failing to appear in court. He was additionally served the warrant and charged with giving a false statement to a police officer. Jones, Robinson and Murrell were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer R. Gottschall investigated.