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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (July 14, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

CITIZEN ROBBERY: On July 13 at 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Bannister Circle in Waldorf for the report of a citizen robbery. Investigation revealed the victim was walking on a bike path when two suspects approached, assaulted him and stole his cell phone. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Officer P. DeBoe is investigating.

DRUG ARREST: On July 11 at 12:30 a.m., officers responded to 63 Glymont Road in Indian Head for a loitering complaint. Upon arrival, officers observed several people loitering in their vehicles. As officers approached, they observed marijuana inside one of the cars. Lewis Clay Cole, 22, of Fort Washington, and Antwan Cole, 26, of Port Tobacco, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Tray Evan Hemsley, 43, of Bryans Road, was arrested for disorderly conduct. Officers S. Cartwright, D. Benthin and E. Weaver made the arrests.

BANK ROBBERY: On July 10 at 3:15 p.m., three suspects entered the Chevy Chase Bank located at 1130 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. Two suspects stood by the front door while the third suspect approached a teller and passed a note demanding money. The teller complied and the suspects fled. Detectives are working several leads in the case. Officer S. Fetterolf is investigating.

DEATH INVESTIGATION/DROWNING: On July 7 at 8:33 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the 4300 block of Middletown Road in White Plains for the report of a missing 19-month-old boy. As officers were en route, they were advised the child had been located unconscious in a backyard pool. A preliminary investigation revealed the child's mother left the victim - who was asleep in a bedroom - at the residence with his 15-year-old cousin. At some point, the teen left the house. When the mother returned and realized the child was not with the teen, the family called police and began a search. The child, Jason Daniel Burke, Jr., was found by his mother in an above-ground pool in the family's backyard. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death. At this point, it appears the death was accidental. Officer S. Fetterolf is investigating.

DEATH INVESTIGATION: The Charles County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Fire Marshals Office is conducting a joint investigation into the death of a person who was found inside a burning car on June 30. At 8:13 p.m., officers responded to the area of Forgotten Farm Place in Waldorf for a reported car fire. When rescue personnel arrived, they found a 2001 Ford Ranger on the roadway and the passenger compartment fully engulfed in flames. After extinguishing the fire, a body was discovered in the driver's seat. The decedent was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy will be performed to determine the manner and cause of death. Detectives have tentatively identified the decedent but are awaiting autopsy results to confirm the identity. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Elliott of the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 609-6515. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. The investigation is continuing.

DEATH INVESTIGATION/DECEDENT IDENTIFIED: The Charles County Sheriff's Office has positively identified the man who was found inside a burning vehicle on Forgotten Farm Place in Waldorf as James Arley Hysell, 75, of Waldorf. Hysell was found inside his truck on June 30 after witnesses called to report a vehicle fire. The cause and manner of death are pending autopsy results but foul play is not suspected. Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call Detective Elliott of the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 609-6515. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. The investigation is continuing.

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