LA PLATA, Md. (July 21, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
DRUG ARREST: On July 21 at 1:41 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's Officer A. Sullivan responded to a residence in the 7400 block of Joseph Rosier Place for the report of a missing teenage girl. During the investigation, Officer Sullivan observed a car drive past Joseph Rosier Place slowly, then turn on to Hancock Farm Place and turn off its lights. When the officer confronted the occupants of the vehicle, he found the missing girl. Further investigation revealed the driver had a suspended license and the other two occupants were in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The driver, Deangelo Michael Hazel, 22, of Capitol Heights, was charged with driving with a suspended license. Windell Emanuel Barnes, 19, and James Edward Robinson were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Barnes was also charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. The accused were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before a district court commissioner.
MURDER: On July 20 at 8:12 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road for the reported shooting. The investigation revealed Janet Cabezas, 51, shot her husband, Steven Cabezas, 54, during a dispute in their home. Janet Cabezas notified a relative, who called police. Janet Cabezas remained at the scene and officers quickly took her into custody. She was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree assault and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Steven Cabezas was pronounced dead at the scene. Det. B. Buchanon is investigating.
EXTORTION: On July 20 at 1:35 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to New Lady Nails located at 3219 Plaza Drive in Waldorf for the reported threats and harassment. The investigation revealed five suspects entered the store and confronted an employee, a 40-year-old Fairfax, Va., woman. The suspects threatened her and demanded money they said her husband owed them. Three suspects fled in one vehicle and officers saw them soon after and stopped them. The suspects were identified as Hoang Ngoc Nguyen, 36, and Phong Huu Nguyen, 29, of Falls Church, Va., and Phu T. Tran, 25, of Arlington, Va., and were charged with extortion. They are being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before a district court commissioner. The other two suspects fled in another vehicle and officers were unable to locate them. Officer J. J. Morales is investigating.
DRUG ARREST: On July 20 at 12:09 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's Officer M. DePaulo was conducting a radar assignment on St. Charles Parkway near Radio Station Road in La Plata when he observed a Nissan Maxmia traveling at 81 miles-per-hour in a 45 miles-per-hour zone. Officer DePaulo stopped the vehicle and when he approached the driver, he smelled marijuana and saw packaged marijuana on the passenger floorboard. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed more marijuana and packaging. Officer DePaulo arrested the driver, Derek Gregory Fisher, Jr., 20, of Waldorf and charged him with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and traffic offenses. Fisher was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a District Court Commissioner.
ATTEMPTED MURDER: On July 18 at 2:25 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the 12100 block of Ell Lane in Waldorf for the reported shooting. The investigation revealed the two victims were in a parked vehicle when two suspects armed with handguns approached them and demanded drugs and money. One of the victims, a 20-year-old Waldorf man, complied and managed to flee unharmed. The suspects shot the other victim, a 33-year-old man of no fixed address, when he refused to comply with their demands. The victim was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Prince George's Hospital Center, where he is said to be in critical but stable condition. Both suspects are described as light-complexioned black males with medium builds and were wearing dark clothing. One of the suspects is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and was wearing a black hat. The other suspect is about 5 feet 11 inches tall. The suspects are possibly operating a burgundy Ford Explorer or GMC Jimmy sport-utility vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. C. Shankster at 301-609-6513 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.
DRUG ARREST: On July 17 at 11:51 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's Officer M. Bourgeois observed a Dodge Avenger on Route 210 in Bryans Road being operated with a shattered side widow. A computer check revealed the tag was registered to a Honda, not the Dodge. Officer Bourgeois attempted to stop the driver near Matthews Road but the driver refused and fled into Prince Georges County, where he stopped the vehicle and fled on foot. Officer Bourgeois apprehended the driver after a brief foot pursuit. The driver was identified as James Keith Hare, 21, of Bryans Road. A search of Hare revealed he was in possession of marijuana and further investigation revealed he was under the influence of drugs, his license was suspended and his vehicle was unregistered and uninsured. Officer Bourgeois arrested Hare and charged him with driving under the influence of drugs, possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license, displaying tags issued to another vehicle, speeding, fleeing and eluding police and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle. Hare was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
ROBBERY: The Charles County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery that occurred on July 17 about 10:54 p.m. in the 900 block of Truro Lane in Waldorf. Two men, ages 51 and 43, were walking home. As the younger victim approached the residence the elder victim stopped to check the mail but was approached from behind by a group of suspects. One of the suspects knocked the victim unconscious and stole his money, cell phone, credit card and identification. The other victim heard the attack and came to the first victim's aid but was sprayed in the face with a substance that burned his eyes. The suspects fled down Truro Lane toward Route 205. Nothing was stolen from the second victim. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer L. Elliot is investigating.
PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: On July 17 at 6:45 p.m., a 30-year-old man and his wife were driving their 2004 Acura on Dorchester near Walleye Court in Waldorf when the passenger side rear window was shattered by a BB or pellet. The Charles County Sheriff's Office responded to investigate. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer E. Webster is investigating.
Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about a crime may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. All callers remain anonymous.