LA PLATA, Md. (Nov. 18, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
SECOND-DEGREE BURGLARY: On Nov. 16 at 11:05 p.m., officers received an intrusion alarm at the Rent-A-Center at 2979 Festival Way in Waldorf. Officers arrived on the scene and observed the front glass door destroyed. A representative of the business arrived and noted a Plasma TV was stolen. A witness who observed the burglary saw two males in a white, older model, single-cab pick up truck commit the burglary and flee toward Rt.228 as the alarm sounded. Officer D. Major is handling the investigation.
ROBBERY: On Nov. 16 at 9:40 p.m., officers responded to the Subway sandwich shop at 2112 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation revealed the suspect entered the business, displayed a knife and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied and the suspect fled on foot to the rear of the business. A K-9 track led to a nearby neighborhood. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing sunglasses, a ski mask, black gloves, and an Anaheim Mighty Ducks sports jacket (purple, teal and black). Officer B. Moore is handling the investigation.
ROBBERY ARREST: On Nov. 14 at 8:57 p.m., officers responded to the Westlake Exxon gas station at 3690 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation revealed the suspect entered the store, displayed a knife, and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled on foot toward Smallwood Drive. Acting on intuition, responding officers canvassed the VanGo bus lot at Smallwood Drive West and stopped a group of buses as they were leaving. The suspect attempted to flee by jumping out of the emergency door of one of the buses but was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit. Officers also recovered the money that was stolen during the robbery. The suspect, James William Briscoe, 28, of King George, VA, was charged with armed robbery. He was remanded to the Charles County Detention Center with no bond. Officer M. Smith made the apprehension.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT: On Nov. 14 at 9:58 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the 7400 block of Bumpy Oak Road in La Plata for the report of a vehicle accident. Investigation revealed the victim, 52, of Cobb Island, was traveling northbound on Bumpy Oak Road when she lost control of her car. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. The driver was transported to a hospital where she was admitted with life-threatening injuries. Speed and wet roads are contributing factors in the crash. Cpl. R. H. Taylor investigated.
DRUG ARREST: On Nov. 8 at 10:30 p.m., officers canvassing the 3200 block of Mattawoman Beantown Road in Waldorf observed a suspicious vehicle. A check of the car revealed marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The suspect, Douglas Edward Quade, Jr., 20, of La Plata, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer G. Barnhart, Sr. made the arrest.