Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (June 19, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ASSAULT: On June 14 at 7:29 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the intersection of Smallwood Drive and Stone Avenue in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. The investigation revealed a Chevrolet Impala being driven by Jeffery Michael Faucette, 21, of Waldorf attempted to cross Smallwood Drive but failed to yield the right of way to a Ford Windstar being driven by Michael Anthony Thomas, 52, of Waldorf. The vehicles collided in the intersection. During the investigation, Thomas and Faucette began fighting. Officers separated the men but deployed a Taser against Faucette after he refused to comply with orders. Faucette and Thomas were detained without further incident and were charged with second-degree assault. Faucette was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after officers determined he was intoxicated. He was issued several traffic citations as well. Officer D. Walker investigated.

FLEEING POLICE: On June 11 at 2 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer K. Burger was patrolling when he observed a juvenile on a minibike make a left turn from Ivy Lane onto Heather Drive in Bryans Road. When the officer attempted to stop the juvenile, the juvenile fled into the woods. The officer continued canvassing the area, found the driver and identified him as a 14-year-old Bryans Road boy. The boy was charged with driving without a license, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and attempting to flee and elude police. He was released to a parent.

BURGLARY: Sometime between May 12 and May 30, suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 3300 block of Cottman Place in Bryans Road. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Sgt. J. Carlson at 301-609-3282, Ext. 271.

SEEKING SUSPECTS IN PINEFIELD, WHITE OAK AUTO THEFTS: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s auto theft detail is investigating a series of stolen vehicles in the Pinefield and White Oak subdivisions in Waldorf and Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment.

So far this year, five vehicles have been stolen and five other vehicle thefts were attempted. Additionally, items including GPS systems, stereo systems, a purse, credit cards, money and electronics have been stolen from locked and unlocked vehicles parked in the neighborhood. Another 28 vehicles were damaged with spray paint, scratches, eggs, shattered windows and slashed tires.

The Sheriff’s Office believes the crimes are likely connected and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the persons responsible. The Sheriff’s Office is also reminding citizens to report suspicious activity immediately and to ensure their vehicles are secured at all times and that no valuable property is left in unattended vehicles.

Anyone with information about these crimes can call Det. D. Gross immediately at 240-299-9763. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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