Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (Sept. 16, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Sept. 14 at 11:50 p.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Hanover Court in Waldorf for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed the victim was at the residence to pick up her child when the suspect, her estranged husband, threatened her and another person with a pipe. As the victim left, the suspect smashed the windows of her car and fled prior to police arrival. Officers canvassed the area and located the suspect a short distance away. The suspect attempted to flee and pushed the officers. He was subdued and charged with first-degree assault and resisting arrest. The suspect's name has not been released to protect the identity of the victim and her child. Officer D. Suave is investigating.

JUVENILES CHARGED WITH SPRAY-PAINTING RACIALLY OFFENSIVE GRAFFITTI: On Sept. 13 at 10:31 p.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Shawnee Lane in Waldorf for the report of multiple vandalisms after a witness called police and reported two black females and a black male were observed spray-painting "KKK" on two cars and a stop sign. Officers canvassed the area and located three people matching the descriptions provided by the witness. Evidence linking the suspects to the crimes was also found. The suspects, a 13-year-old male and two 16-year-old females, all from Waldorf, were charged with multiple counts of destruction of property. Officer R. Christian made the arrests.

MAN CHARGED WITH CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON: On Sept. 13 at 11:45 a.m., officers observed Charles Augustine Thomas, 50, of Newburg, near the 600 block of Charles Street in La Plata. Thomas had an open warrant for theft and was arrested. Officers found Thomas to be in possession of two knives; one his pocket and one tucked in his sock. He was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Officer T. Lee made the arrest.

CITIZEN ROBBERY: On Sept. 12 at 1:30 a.m., officers responded to the 15000 block of Regina Drive in Brandywine for the report of a robbery. The victim reported he was walking toward his house when the suspect approached, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled. Officer D. Major is investigating.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Sept. 12 at 2:39 a.m., officers responded to the 12900 block of West Hatton Road in Newburg for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed Gloria Carter, 47, of Waldorf, was engaged in an argument with an acquaintance, a 46-year-ol woman, when she pulled a knife and cut the victim on her face. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where she was treated for non life-threatening injuries. Carter was located in the area and arrested; a knife was recovered from her car. She was charged with first-degree assault. Officer D. Behm made the arrest.

OFFICERS APPRHEND BURGLARY SUSPECTS: On Sept. 11 at 11:16 p.m., officers responded to Gardiner Equipment at 11740 Vernon Road in Waldorf for the report of an intrusion alarm. Officer D. Suave arrived on the scene and observed two suspects running from the business toward a nearby parking lot. He apprehended one suspect, Allen Terrell Rhodes, 21, of Upper Marlboro, and recovered a bolt cutter. Officer J. Freeman observed the other suspect, Demetri Deangelo Farrell, 21, of Upper Marlboro, walking on Crain Highway. During the search for the suspects, officers recovered a stolen car parked near the business which contained evidence linking them to the burglary. Both suspects were charged with burglary and auto theft.

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