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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (April 10, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ARMED ROBBERY: On April 8 about 5:45 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the report of an armed robbery. The investigation revealed the victim was attempting to deliver food to a residence in the 2000 block of Tanglewood Drive in Waldorf. When he approached the residence, two male suspects confronted him, brandished a handgun, stole his money and fled the scene. The suspects are described as black males between 15 and 16 years old and are between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall. One suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and the other wore a gray hooded sweatshirt. Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspects. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer K. Newman is investigating.

DRUG POSSESSION: On April 7 at 9:20 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer T. Hemsley was patrolling northbound Crain Highway near Pembrooke Square in Waldorf when he observed a vehicle with a shattered driver’s side window. The vehicle made a quick U-turn onto southbound Crain Highway and Officer Hemsley stopped it near Mall Circle. Investigation revealed the driver, Reginald Alan Price, 42, of Clements, and the passenger, Leslie Ann Gross, 46, of Leonardtown, were in possession of marijuana, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Officers also discovered Gross was wanted by the Maryland State Police in Leonardtown for a previous drug possession charge. Price and Gross were arrested. Further investigation revealed Gross had concealed on her person about $3,560 worth of additional crack cocaine. Price and Gross were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Gross was also charged with drug delivery confinement. Price and Gross were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before a district court commissioner.

ARMED ROBBERY/CARJACKING: On April 7 at 9:43 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 9500 block of Randall Drive in White Plains for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed the victim was attempting to make a food delivery to an address on the road when he observed a man standing between two residences. The victim asked the man whether he had placed the order. The man confirmed he did and then brandished a handgun and ordered the victim out of his vehicle. The man demanded money and the victim complied. The man and three other males then entered the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene. Officers found the victim’s vehicle soon after in the 9300 block of Brookwood Place. The suspects are described only as four black males. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 301-743-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Det. B. Buchanon is investigating.

BURGLARY/DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On April 4 about 11:30 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence on Chinaberry Lane in Indian Head for the report of a person refusing to leave the home. Investigation revealed Clyde Fitzgerald Jones, Jr., 18, of no fixed address had entered the home uninvited to speak with a resident there. A 40-year-old man who resides at the home told Jones to leave but he did not comply. Officers arrived and found Jones in the home. Jones refused to leave or comply with officers orders when they attempted to place him under arrest. As the officers escorted Jones outside, he began to struggle and was subsequently stunned with a Taser. Joes was escorted to the patrol car without further incident and was transported to the Charles County Detention Center. He was charged with fourth-degree burglary, trespassing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace and was being held pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer M. Tyner investigated.

During this investigation, Officer D. Almassy observed Albert Timothy Brown, Jr., 21, of Indian Head being disorderly outside. Brown was ordered to stop yelling and to leave the area but he refused to comply. Officer Almassy subsequently arrested Brown. As the officer attempted to seat Brown in the back of the officer’s marked patrol vehicle, Brown resisted and kicked the officer. Brown was charged with assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and failure to obey a lawful order. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

DRUG POSSESSION: On April 4 at 10:15 p.m., Officer J. Foster conducted a traffic stop on Leonardtown Road near Mattawoman Beantown Road in Waldorf. As he was stopping the vehicle, he observed an item being thrown from the passenger-side window. When he approached the vehicle, the officer observed marijuana on the front seat. A search of the area revealed the discarded item was a plastic bag containing marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed additional marijuana, packaging material and other drug paraphernalia. Matthew Aaron Turner, 18, and a 17-year-old boy, both of Waldorf, were arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Turner was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. The juvenile was charged as such and released to a family member.

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