LA PLATA, Md. (June 16, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
ATTEMPT ROBBERY: On June 15 at 2:10 p.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf for the report of an attempt robbery. Investigation revealed two victims, 17 and 18 years old, were walking on a path when an unknown suspect ran up behind them, displayed a knife and demanded a guitar one of the victims was carrying on his back. As the victim was removing the guitar, the suspect swung the knife toward the victim but missed. A struggle ensued as the suspect pulled on the guitar straps trying to remove the instrument from the victim. The victims broke free and called police and the suspect ran toward the woods. No one was injured. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. The suspect is described as a black male in his twenties, 5'11", thin build, dark complexion and slight facial hair. At the time of the assault, he was wearing blue jeans, a white tank top, and a black and red cap. Anyone with information is asked to call the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect. Officer J. Long is investigating.
DRUG ARREST: On June 14 at 12:56 a.m., officers initiated a traffic stop on Strauss Avenue in Indian Head after observing suspicious activity. Over 20 glassine baggies of crack cocaine were found in the car. The occupants of the car, Shelly Leigh Mabry, 27, of Virginia, Avery Posey, 45, of Indian Head, and David Isaac Markham, 29, of Bryans Road, were charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs. A computer check revealed Markham had an open warrant for reckless endangerment. Officer S. Miller made the arrest.
FOURTH-DEGREE BURGLARY: On June 12 at 4:30 a.m., officers responded to the Port Tobacco Tiki Bar and Grill located in Port Tobacco for the report t of an alarm. Investigation revealed an unknown suspect broke out a window to the business but fled prior to taking anything. The scene was processed for evidence. Officer J. Claggett is investigating.