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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (March 12, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

SUSPENDED DRIVER: On March 12 at 1:05 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer D. Almassy conducted a traffic stop on Route 225 near Retirement Road in Ripley. Investigation revealed the driver, Fabia Monika Adams, 24, of Indian Head, had a suspended driver’s license. Adams was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and willfully driving a motor vehicle at a slow speed impeding normal and reasonable traffic movement. She was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

BURGLARY ARRESTS: On March 11 at 11 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of South Hampton Drive in Bryans Road for the report of an attempted burglary. Upon arrival, Officers D. Benthin and R. Forbes saw two suspects running from the residence. The officers chased the suspects to Hampton Court, where witnesses reported seeing them enter a residence. After a search, officers found the suspects hiding in the attic of an adjacent attached residence, which the suspects accessed by forcing their way through a firewall. The suspects were arrested and identified as Winston Joseph Maxwell, 24, and a 17-year-old boy, both of Bryans Road. Further investigation revealed the accused had attempted to force entry into the South Hampton Drive residence through a rear sliding glass door but were unsuccessful. The accused were charged with first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary, destruction of property valued at less than $500, destruction of property valued at more than $500 and resisting arrest. Maxwell was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner and the juvenile was held at the Cheltenham Youth Facility. Charges are pending against them in other burglary investigations.

DRUG POSSESSION: On March 11 at 1:10 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer M. Tyner observed a vehicle with an equipment violation and conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Marshall Hall and Matthews roads in Bryans Road. Investigation revealed the driver, Franklin Alexander Creech, 20, of Bryans Road, was in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia. Creech was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED: On March 11 at 1 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the intersection of Billingsley Road and Route 925 in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. Investigation revealed a 17-year-old Hughesville boy failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection and crossed the road, a concrete median and a curb before coming to rest in a lawn. Further investigation revealed the teen only had a learner’s permit and had stolen the vehicle from his parents while they were asleep. He was uninjured. He was charged with motor vehicle theft, driving without a license, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, failing to obey a stop sign and other traffic violations and was released to his parents. Officer J. Clagett investigated.

INTOXICATED DRIVER: On March 11 at 11:57 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer M. Bourgeois conducted a traffic stop on Strauss Avenue near Barrett Place in Indian Head. Investigation revealed the driver, Stanley Nesbitt Newman, 52, of Indian Head, was intoxicated. Newman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

DRUG POSSESSION: On March 11 at 11:36 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer M. Tyner observed a vehicle with an equipment violation on Route 210 near Prospect Avenue in Indian Head and conducted a traffic stop. Investigation revealed the driver, Arnaldo Maldonado, 39, of Bronx, N.Y., was in possession of marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Maldonado was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

FLEEING POLICE: On March 10 at 9:25 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers were conducting radar on Chicamuxen Road near Marbury Run Road in Indian Head when a Chevrolet Cavalier sped past them at 83 mph in a 50 mph zone. Officer S. Cartwright attempted to stop the Cavalier but the driver accelerated, turned off his vehicle lights and turned onto Sweetman Road where the officer lost sight of him. Officers J. Timko and S. Davis found the Cavalier shortly thereafter parked on Empire Place. A resident of the home, Charles Cornell Johnson, Jr., 18, was identified as the driver who attempted to elude police. Officers arrested Johnson and charged him with fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving, negligent driving, speeding, turning off vehicle lights to avoid identification and other traffic violations. Johnson was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

MARIJUANA POSSESSION: On March 8 at 11:31 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer M. Bourgeois responded to a residence in the 3600 block of Prince Edward Drive in White Plains for the report of loud music and vehicles blocking the roadway. When an occupant opened the door of the residence, the officer smelled burnt marijuana. Investigation revealed Douglas Matthew Pyles, 21, of White Plains was in possession of marijuana. Pyles was arrested, charged with marijuana possession and released from the Charles County Detention Center on his personal recognizance. Officer Bourgeois recovered additional marijuana and drug paraphernalia from the residence and other charges may be filed pending the outcome of the investigation.

MARIJUANA POSSESSION: On Feb. 23 at 4 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officer M. Bourgeois responded to Karen Court in Bryans Road for a citizen’s report of suspicious persons. Upon arrival, the officer discovered Timothy Prinell House, II, 19, of Temple Hills and three juveniles loitering at the playground. Investigation revealed House had marijuana in his vehicle. House was charged on March 4 with possession of marijuana and was released to await a court appearance.

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