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Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (June 23, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT LEADS TO BARRICADE AND ARREST: On June 22 at 9:36 p.m., officers responded to the 3700 block of Acquinsicke Place in White Plains, for the report of a domestic-related incident in which a teen had just been assaulted. The teen fled the house and called police. While in route, officers were advised the suspect was assaulting another family member. When officers arrived, they observed the suspect and a woman sitting on a couch. The suspect refused to come to the door and would not allow the woman to leave. After repeated attempts to have the suspect surrender, the Charles County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team, along with hostage negotiators, responded. At 2:50 a.m., officers gained entry into the house where the suspect was apprehended without incident. The woman had not been injured. The suspect, a 46-year-old male, was charged with second-degree assault, child abuse, obstruction and hindering. Officer M. Beall is handling the investigation.

ARMED ROBBERY: On June 22 at 9:45 p.m., officers responded to Dominoes Pizza at 371 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed the suspect entered the store, displayed a gun and demanded cash. While the victim was obtaining money, several customers walked inside where the suspect robbed them as well. No one was injured. The suspect is described as a black male, 6'1", wearing a blue, hooded jacket and ski mask. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective S. Fetterolf of the Major Crimes Unit at (301) 609-6497. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect.

TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO ARREST OF FUGITIVE: On June 21 at 11:55 p.m. a Charles County Sheriff's officer initiated a traffic stop in the 6600 block of Crain Highway in La Plata after learning the tags on the vehicle were suspended. The driver of the car, James Christopher Fowler, 27, of Newburg, pulled over but ran from the car. The officer apprehended Fowler where a computer check revealed he had an open warrant for failing to appear in court, driving with a suspended license and driving a motor vehicle with suspended registration plates. Officer S. Fulton made the arrest.

OFFICERS RECOVER SHOTGUN/JUVENILE CHARGED WITH RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On June 21 at 4:24 p.m., officers responded to the Thunderbird Motel at 11050 Crain Highway in Newburg for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers were advised the suspect, a 16-year-old, fired a shot from a shotgun in the parking lot of the motel and fled to a room. Officers were also told the suspect's brother, 16, was with him and had an open warrant. Officers attempted to make contact with the suspects but they refused to open the door. Officers obtained a key to the room where they found the suspects hiding in the attic. Officers also recovered a loaded shotgun in the room. The 16-year-old was charged with reckless endangerment and his brother was arrested after a computer check revealed he had an open warrant. Officer A. Sullivan made the arrest.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY: On June 22 at 8:30 a.m., officers responded to the New Life Church at 9690 Shepherd's Creek Place in La Plata for the report of an attempt break-in. Investigation revealed sometime between June 21 at 2 p.m. and June 22 at 8:30 a.m., unknown suspects tried to pry open the doors at the rear of the church but did not gain entry. Further investigation showed pry marks on the shed and garage doors. Nothing was reported stolen. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer J. Marti is investigating.

THEFT: On June 21 at 5:30 a.m., officers responded to the 6100 block of Sea Lion Place in Waldorf for the report of a theft. Investigation revealed unknown suspects stole all four rims and tires from the victim's vehicle and left it sitting on landscaping stones. The scene was processed for evidence. Officer M. Wagner is investigating.

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