LA PLATA, Md. (Aug. 7, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
DRUG POSSESSION: On Aug. 4 at 11:51 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the parking lot of a gas station in the 5900 block of Crain Highway in La Plata to check the welfare of a man who was reportedly slumped over the steering wheel of a truck parked in the lot with its motor running and headlights lit. Officers arrived and discovered the man was in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia. He was identified as Andrew Joseph Hayden, 22, of Faulkner. He was charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer J. A. Riffle investigated.
ASSAULT: On Aug. 4 at 3:54 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Heathcote Road in Waldorf for the report of a domestic assault. Their investigation revealed a 25-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman who reside there were arguing when the woman climbed onto the roof of the mans car to prevent him from leaving. However, the man drove away and the woman fell to the ground. The man left the scene but he later turned himself in at the La Plata District Station. He was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. His name is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim. Officer E. Scuderi investigated.
ARMED ROBBERY: On Aug. 4 at 3:10 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the Dunkin Donuts and Shell Gas Station located at 3510 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the reported armed robbery. Their investigation revealed a suspect entered the store, brandished a handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled the scene. The suspect was described as a black male wearing a striped polo shirt and black track-style pants. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777. Officer M. Mellot is investigating.
VEHICLE CRASHES INTO BUILDING: On Aug. 1 at 12:30 p.m., Cpl. J. Murphy of the Charles County Sheriffs Office observed the occupant of a vehicle traveling on Chicamuxen Road near Marbury Run Road in Indian Head litter, speed and pass another vehicle illegally. The officer initiated a traffic stop but the driver refused to comply and sped away. When the driver arrived at the intersection of Chicamuxen Road and Hawthorne Road and attempted to turn she lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and crashed into Mattawoman Seafood. The driver, Sherita Johnson, 21, of Indian Head, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Prince Georges Hospital Center. Three other people in the vehicle and the five people inside Mattawoman Seafood were not injured. A building inspector responded and condemned the building. Johnson was cited on Aug. 3 for speeding, reckless driving, fleeing and eluding police, passing on a double-yellow line, driving on a learners permit without the required supervision and throwing refuse on a highway.