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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (Jan. 8, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

BURGLARY: On Jan. 6 at 2:42 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Wedgewood Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed a suspect kicked in the front door of the residence, stole a handgun and fled the scene. Officers searched the area but the suspect, who is acquainted with the victim, was not located. Anyone with 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 J. Walter is investigating.

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED: On Jan. 6 at 2:12 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer E. Weaver initiated a traffic stop on a Kia sedan failing to stay within the proper lane in the 6900 block of Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. Investigation revealed the driver, Jermaine Noel Savoy, 27, of Temple Hills, was driving without a license and was intoxicated. Savoy was arrested and a subsequent search of Savoy’s vehicle revealed PCP, crack cocaine, multiple cell phones, an undisclosed amount of money and drug packaging materials. Savoy was charged with possession of PCP, cocaine and drug paraphernalia, driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license and failing to drive on the right side of the road. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

AGENCY-INVOLVED CRASH: On Jan. 4 at 8:37 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer S. Hawkins was conducting a traffic stop on Route 210 near Mt. Aventine Road in Indian Head and while he was writing a citation in his vehicle, a southbound Chrysler Sebring struck the left front of his cruiser. Officer Hawkins was extricated from his cruiser and transported to Ft. Washington Medical Center, where he was treated and released. Investigation revealed the driver of the Sebring, Jeffrey Allen Rhine, 32, of Indian Head, was intoxicated. Rhine was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, negligent driving and other related traffic violations. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Sgt. S. Walsh investigated.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 4, suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 12200 block of Wendy Lane in Waldorf and stole a metal lock box containing the victim’s personal documents. Anyone with 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 J. Rager is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Jan. 4 at 4:33 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Taylor Electric located at 2915 Old Washington Road in Waldorf for the report of a theft in progress. A citizen reported seeing two suspects in the parking lot breaking into work vans and provided descriptions of the suspects and their vehicle. Officers arrived on the scene and discovered the suspects had cut a lock in half, entered a fenced-in area and shattered the window of a vehicle parked there. The suspects stole five rolls of copper wire and an electric drill with a charger before fleeing the scene prior to officers’ arrival. After a lookout was broadcast, Cpl. M. Clark saw the vehicle traveling on Route 301 near Mattawoman Drive in Waldorf and stopped it. Officers identified the occupants and found the stolen items in the car. The driver, Lindsay Paige Miller, 25, of Manassas, Va., and the passenger, Joseph Wayne Shortt, 31, of Fairfax, Va., were arrested and charged with fourth-degree burglary, theft valued at more than $500, property destruction valued at less than $500 and possession of burglar tools. Miller was also charged with driving on a suspended out of state license. Miller and Shortt were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer A. Upshaw investigated.

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