LA PLATA, Md. (May 27, 2008) - The La Plata Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ENFORCEMENT: During the Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, the Maryland State Police, La Plata Barrack Troopers took a proactive approach to reduce crimes and traffic related collisions in Charles County.
The Memorial Day weekend began on May 23 at 7:00 a.m. with an initiative dubbed All Troops 10-8 (10-8 is the 10 code for In Service). Every Trooper assigned to the La Plata Barrack worked in three different shifts throughout the day.
During the 24 hour initiative the Troopers issued 175 citations, 100 warnings, 20 safety equipment repair orders and stopped more than 190 vehicles. In addition, Troopers arrested 10 persons for DUI, 1 person for stolen tags, one person for stolen vehicle, one person for Theft Under $500.00, 4 persons for Drug Violations and 3 person for Warrant Arrests.
During the holiday weekend the Troopers amassed 300 citations, 140 warnings, 31 safety equipment repair orders and stopped 327 vehicles. A total of 13 persons were arrested for DUI, 4 criminal arrests were made, 8 drug arrests were made, and 8 persons were arrested for warrants.
There were no fatal traffic collisions.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: On May 22 at approximately 12:08 P.M., TFC J. Edelen was traveling westbound on Route 228 in the area of Market Place when he was contacted by Sergeant C. Force, K-9, of the Maryland State Police. Sergeant Force stopped Keith Michael Hollingsworth Hayes, age 25 of Ft. Washington, for a traffic violation. A K-9 scan of the vehicle revealed a plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana. Hayes was charge with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
SUSPENDED LICENSE: ILLEGAL DRUGS: On May 23 at approximately 8:55 a.m., Corporal T. Quade was conducting stationary laser assignment northbound U.S. Route 301, south of Faulkner Road, when he stopped Michael Allen Paul, age 30, of Fredericksburg, Va. for a traffic violation. A check through MCA and NCIC/MILES Computer revealed Pauls privilege to drive in Maryland was suspended. The check also revealed Paul was wanted by the Charles County Sheriffs Office for theft under $100. A search revealed a small baggie containing suspected heroin, numerous hypodermic needles and a metal spoon. Paul was charges with did possess a controlled dangerous substance, and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia.
STOLEN LICENSE PLATES: On May 23 at approximately 12:12 p.m., TFC W. Jenkins was on routine patrol southbound MD Route 5, north of Pika Drive, when he stopped Webster David Jackson, age 46 of Waldorf, for stolen license plates. A confirmation was sent to Anne Arundel County Police Department which confirmed the tags were stolen. Jackson was charged with theft less than $100, and also received numerous traffic citations.
FALSE STATEMENT: On May 23 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Trooper J. Wilson was on routine patrol on northbound Leonardtown Road, south of Crain Highway, stopped Tory Michelle Tolson, age 31 of Waldorf, for a traffic violation. Tolson was charged with false statement to officer.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: On May 24 at approximately 12:22 a.m., Trooper R. Wilt was on routine patrol traveling on MD Route 227 in the area of Lakeview Drive when he stopped Erica Natasha Smith, age 32, of Silver Spring, for a traffic violation; smelled the odor of marijuana, searched the vehicle and recovered a tin container containing suspected marijuana. Smith was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia.
STOLEN VEHICLE: On May 24 at approximately 1:49 p.m., TFC W. Jenkins was on routine patrol on MD Route 5, north of Pika Drive when he stopped Darren Jamar Bullock, age 20 of Waldorf, on Ryon Court and Vivian Adams for a traffic violation. A check through MVA and NCIC/MILES revealed the vehicle he was driving was reported stolen. A confirmation from the Prince Georges County Police Department advised the vehicle was reported stolen to them. Bullock was arrested and charged with unauthorized us of motor vehicle.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: On May 25 at approximately 1:29 a.m., Trooper R. Wilt was on routine patrol on southbound MD 210 in the area of McWilliams Road when he stopped Richard A Woods, Jr., age 27, of Waldorf, for a traffic violation, he noticed a clear plastic baggie in plain view containing suspected marijuana. The passengers, Rebecca Ann Jackson, age 22, of West Babylon, NY and John Fredy Parra Hernandez, age 32, of Hicksville, NY and the driver Woods, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia.
ILLEGAL DRUGS, OUTSTANDING WARRANTS: On May 25 at approximately 9:01 p.m., Trooper R. Wilt was on routine patrol on U.S. Route 301 in the area of Balsum Rund road, when he stopped Eugene James Warren, age 40 of Forestville, for a traffic violation. A check through MVA, NCIC/MILES revealed Warren had 3 outstanding warrants. A search of the vehicle revealed suspected marijuana. Warren was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.