LA PLATA, Md. (April 1, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
DRUG POSSESSION: On March 30 at 1:10 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer M. Tyner stopped a suspicious vehicle on Route 225 near Route 224 in Indian Head. Investigation revealed the drivers license had been revoked. Further investigation revealed the driver and a passenger were in possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Floyd Anthony Rosier, 37, of Marbury and Patrick ONeil Yates, 38, of Bryans Road were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rosier, the driver, was also charged with driving with a suspended license. They were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before a district court commissioner.
INTOXICATED DRIVER: On March 30 at 12:11 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer M. Bourgeosis stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Route 210 near the county line in Bryans Road. Investigation revealed the driver, Robert Arnel Proctor, 39, of Temple Hills, was intoxicated. Proctor was arrested and transported to the Charles County Detention Center. Proctor initially provided a false name to the officer but the officer eventually determined Proctors true identity. Proctor was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol, giving a false statement to a police officer and speeding and was being held at the Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
STABBINGS: On March 29 at 11 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the report of a large party on Merganser Court in Waldorf. While en route, officers received information indicating a large fight and a stabbing had occurred. Upon arrival, officers discovered about 200 juveniles in the street and surrounding area. They found one stabbing victim, a 14-year-old boy, inside a residence. The officers were attempting to investigate the stabbing and disperse the crowd when another stabbing occurred. The victim, a 24-year-old man, ran to his residence. Four teenagers pursued him and kicked in the front door of the residence but they fled when they were spotted by officers. The officers apprehended the four teenagers, two 15-year-old Waldorf boys, a 14-year-old Waldorf boy and a 13-year-old Waldorf girl. The teens were charged as juveniles with first-degree burglary, destruction of property valued at more than $500 and disorderly conduct and were released to their parents. The officers also found a third victim, a 14-year-old boy, who had been cut during the dispute. A Maryland State Police helicopter flew the 14-year-old stabbing victim to Childrens Hospital and the 24-year-old stabbing victim to Prince Georges Hospital Center. The third victim was not transported to a hospital. All of their injuries were considered non-life-threatening. The stabbings remain under investigation. Anyone with 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. Hancock is investigating.
STOLEN VEHICLE/SHOPLIFTING ARRESTS: On March 29 at 10:30 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the parking lot of Macys located at 11200 Mall Circle in Waldorf for the report of a hit-and-run crash. Upon arrival, a witness told officers he observed a Dodge Stratus driven by a teenage male strike an unoccupied car parked in the lot. The witness said the teen exited the Dodge and began looking inside vehicles with three other teens who had exited another Stratus and a Chrysler Sebring. The four teens then entered the mall. While officers were investigating, the four teens left the mall. When they observed the officers, the teens tried to hide between parked cars while holding property they had just stolen from Macys. The teens attempted to flee but officers apprehended them at the mall entrance. Meanwhile, officers determined both Dodges and the Chrysler had been stolen. The teens a 16 Oxon Hill boy, two 16-year-old Temple Hills boys and a 17-year-old Temple Hills boy were arrested and charged with three counts of motor vehicle theft, four counts of theft valued at more than $500, conspiracy to commit theft and rogue and vagabond. The three Temple Hills teens originally provided false identities to the officers and once their true identities were discovered, they were charged with giving a false statement to a police officer. During a search, officers found crack-cocaine on one of the 16-year-old Temple Hills boys. He was subsequently charged with possession of crack-cocaine. The other 16-year-old Temple Hills boy, who was driving the car involved in the parking lot crash, was additionally charged with failing to locate and notify the owner of an unattended vehicle of damage after an accident and failure to furnish identification information on an unattended damaged vehicle. The boys were being held at the Cheltenham Youth Facility pending further action by the Department of Juvenile Services. Officer J. Timko investigated.
ARMED ROBBERY: On March 29 at 4:42 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the Mattawoman BP located at 2050 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed a man entered the store, brandished a gun and demanded money from the cash register. The clerk complied and the suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as a black male between 19 and 22 years old. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777. Officer J. Kelly is investigating.
INTOXICATED DRIVER: On March 29 at 12:51 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer M. Tyner stopped a vehicle on Route 210 near Cedar Lane in Indian Head for a traffic violation. Investigation revealed the driver, Ralph McKay, 29, of Waldorf, was intoxicated. McKay was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
UNATTENDED CHILD: On March 28 at 8:22 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the 12000 block of Ell Lane for the report of an unattended child. Upon arrival, officers found a three-year-old boy alone in an apartment. Meanwhile, other officers had responded to Auto Zone located at 3220 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf for a call to check on the welfare of a woman in the store. Officers determined the woman in Auto Zone was the mother of the child in the apartment. The woman, 31, of Waldorf was arrested and charged with leaving her child unattended. She was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Her name is being withheld to protect the identity of her child. Officer J. Feldman investigated.
BURGLARY: Sometime between 7 p.m. March 26 and 6:30 a.m. March 27, suspect(s) shattered the glass front door of the Route 228 Cleaners located at 10255A Berry Road in Waldorf. After entering the store, the suspect(s) stole 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 M. Rodriguez is investigating.
DRUG POSSESSION: On March 27 at 1:35 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer D. Brady observed a Chevrolet Suburban cross the center line while traveling west in the 600 block of Charles Street in La Plata. Officer Brady conducted a traffic stop and Cpl. J. Freeman and his K9 partner Zeus responded to assist. Zeus conducted an exterior scan of the Suburban and alerted officers of the presence of drugs in the vehicle. During a search of the Suburban, officers discovered about $180 worth of marijuana. The four occupants of the vehicle were arrested. Justin Cory Gragg, 18, of Pomfret, Timothy Allen Bricker, Jr., 18, of Waldorf, Michael Brandon Lewis, 19, of Waldorf and Dustyn Sterlyng Altimus, 18, of Port Republic, Md., were charged with possession of marijuana and were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before a district court commissioner.
PHONE MISUSE: On March 21 at 5:21 p.m., Rodney Cleveland Phillips, 50, of no fixed address called Charles County 9-1-1 and asked to be transferred to another phone number because his cell phone service had been disconnected and his phone only dialed 9-1-1. Officers found Phillips in the 6400 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf and told him he could not call 9-1-1 for non-emergency reasons. At 10:21 p.m., Phillips again called 9-1-1 and requested to be transferred to another number. Officers again found Phillips in the 6400 block of Crain Highway. They arrested him and charged him with phone misuse. He was released from the Charles County Detention Center on his personal recognizance. Sgt. J. Carlson investigated.
THEFT: On March 20 at 6:21 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer R. Johnson responded to Target located at 3300 Western Parkway in Waldorf for the report of a theft. Investigation revealed Jacqueline Evelyn Thompson, 26, of Port Tobacco concealed 51 DVD movies in two diaper bags and left the store without paying. A criminal summons was issued for Thompson on March 24 and was served on March 27. Thompson was charged with theft of property valued at more than $500 and was released pending a court appearance.