LA PLATA, Md. (Jan. 24, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
THEFT: On Jan. 23 at 2:40 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Husk Place for the report of a theft in progress. Upon arrival, officers discovered a man standing next to a 1999 Ford Escort from which three tires had been removed. As officers approached the man, later identified as John Wesley Fleming, 29, of Waldorf, he entered a 1997 Ford Escort. Officer J. Walter observed three tires in the back seat of the 1997 Escort. Officers determined Fleming had stolen the three tires from the 1999 Escort. Fleming was arrested and charged with theft valued at more than $500. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
THEFT: On Jan. 22 at 1:40 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the 3000 block of Hollins Lane in Waldorf for the report of a fight. Investigation revealed Michael Davon Andrews, 23, of Waldorf and Dakota Jerome Butler, 21, of Indian Head conspired to steal money from a 26-year-old Brooklyn, NY, man by offering to sell him iphones. When the victim gave Andrews the money for the iphones in a parking lot in the 3600 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf, Andrews ran to a car driven by Butler, who was waiting nearby. The victim followed Andrews and Butler to Hollins Lane, where they stopped. Officers responded when a citizen called to report seeing a fight. Andrews and Butler had already fled but officers, including a K9 team, searched the area and found them shortly thereafter. Andrews and Butler were charged with theft valued at more than $500 and conspiracy to commit theft valued at more than $500. They were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer T. Yates investigated.
UNATTENDED CHILDREN: On Jan. 21 at 1:34 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a citizens report of children left unattended in a vehicle in a parking lot in the 3000 block of Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road. Upon arrival, officers discovered two children ages 7 and 2 inside the vehicle. Officers found the mother of the children inside the store. Charges are pending and the Department of Social Services was notified. Officer S. Hawkins is investigating.
VEHICLE CRASH: On Jan. 19 at 11 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Ripley Road near Poorhouse Road in La Plata for the report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival officers discovered a Gold Jeep Cherokee had crashed into a telephone pole, knocking it over, and wires were on the road. The driver had fled the scene but Officer J. Clagett found a 15-year-old Indian Head boy walking on Poorhouse Road toward Pisgah and detained him. Investigation revealed the boy stole the vehicle from Prince Georges County. He lost control of it on Ripley Road and crashed into the pole but was not injured. The boy was charged as a juvenile with theft of a motor vehicle, theft valued at more than $500, destruction of property and driving without a license. He was transported to Cheltenham Youth Facility.
DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED: On Jan. 19 at 1:33 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer E. Weaver stopped a vehicle on Indian Head Highway near Chapmans Landing Road in Indian Head for speeding and weaving in its lane. Investigation revealed the driver, Deborah Teresa McIntosh, 42, of Waldorf, was intoxicated. McIntosh was charged with driving while impaired, speeding and other related charges. She was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On Jan 18 at 7:40 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriffs Office Community Policing Unit were conducting an overt operation when they observed a suspicious vehicle parked on Ell Lane in Waldorf. When the officers approached the vehicle, they saw marijuana in plain view and detained both occupants. During a subsequent search, the officers found $4,500 worth marijuana packaged for sales. The occupants, John Maurice Neale, Jr., 18, of La Plata and John Francis Washington, 28, of Brandywine, were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Cpl. C. Smith investigated.
BURGLARY: On Jan. 18 at 1:15 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Addison Court in Waldorf for the report of a burglary in progress. Investigation revealed a 27-year-old man of no fixed address forced entry into a family members home in an attempt to steal a television to sell at a pawn shop. Officers and a K9 tea, searched the home and found the man inside. He was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary and attempted theft. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. The suspects name is being withheld to protect the victims identity. Officer C. Gass investigated.
BURGLARY: On Jan. 18 at 3:26 a.m., two male suspects shattered the window of a door to the main hallway at Thomas Stone High School located at 3785 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf. The suspects entered the school, forced open a vending machine, stole an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene. 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. Anderson is investigating.
ARMED ROBBERY: On Jan. 17 at 1:35 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Modells Sporting Goods located at 3014 Festival Way in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed a male suspect entered the store and selected a pair of shoes, which an employee brought to the register for him. When the suspect approached the register a short time later, he brandished a handgun and demanded the shoes. The employee complied and the suspect fled. The suspect is described as a black male approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build. He had dreadlock-styled hair and was wearing a black skull cap and a black Northface jacket. 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.
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On Jan. 17 at 1:30 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer R. Anderson witnessed a hand-to-hand drug transaction between two students in the hallway of Thomas Stone High School located at 3785 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf. After an investigation the students, Waldorf boys ages 16 and 17, were charged with possession of marijuana. The marijuana had a value of $10. Further investigation revealed another student, a 17-year-old Waldorf boy, also had marijuana. He was identified, searched and found to be in possession of $50 worth of marijuana and a knife. He was charged as a juvenile with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. He was detained by the Department of Juvenile Services.
ASSAULT: On Jan. 9 at 8:25 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the report of an assault. Investigation revealed Lisa Marie Carter, 42, of La Plata was traveling north on Crain Highway in Waldorf when she stopped at a red light in the 3300 block. Another vehicle, also stopped at the red light, was occupied by a 19-year-old La Plata man and a 22-year-old Indian Head woman, both who knew Carter. The women had a brief conversation during which Carter became angry and when the light turned green, she tried to ram her vehicle into the victims vehicle. The man driving the vehicle swerved to avoid being hit. Officers searched the area but they did not locate Carter. A warrant was issued for Carters arrest and she turned herself in on Jan. 16. She 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.