Charles County Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (Sept. 30, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

BURGLARY: Sometime between Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. – Sept. 27 at 7:30 a.m., unknown suspects broke into a warehouse in the 4600 block of Duffield Road in White Plains and stole a computer. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer W. Dennin is investigating.

HIT AND RUN CRASH LEADS TO DRUG ARREST: On Sept. 26 at 11:10 p.m., a La Plata Town police officer responded to Crain Highway near Drury Drive in La Plata for a motor vehicle hit and run. The victim reported the driver of a dark colored, full size pick-up truck struck her vehicle and fled. A lookout was broadcast and a Charles County Sheriff’s officer spotted the truck near Hawthorne Road. When officers attempted to stop the truck, the driver fled to Livingston Road where he eventually stopped. The driver, Warren Roger Stapleton, 39,of La Plata, was arrested and crack cocaine was found inside the truck. Stapleton was charged with traffic violations and possession of drugs. Officer S. Miller made the arrest.

MAN CHARGED WITH DUI: On Sept. 26 at 8:19 p.m., B. Craig Churchill, 55, of Waldorf, was making a right turn from Old Washington Road onto Substation Road in Waldorf when he failed to stay in his traffic lane, crossed the center line and struck a Sheriff’s Office car, disabling it. Churchill was subsequently arrested and charged with driving under the influence. The officer was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of a non life-threatening injury. Sgt. J. Pratta is investigating.

MAN CHARGED WITH VISUAL SURVEILLANCE WITH PRURIENT INTENT: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives recently charged Oscar David Abcara, 32, of Waldorf, in connection with an incident that occurred on August 7 at Target on Shining Willow Way in La Plata. The victim reported she was standing in line at the register when the suspect – who was standing behind her – brushed up against her leg. The victim turned around and believed the suspect had just attempted to take a photo of her, under her dress, with his cell phone. The victim asked the suspect if he took a photo, but he denied it. She took the phone from the suspect but didn't see any photos of herself and gave the phone back. The victim reported the incident later and relayed the suspect was wearing a UPS uniform. Detectives conducted an investigation and subsequently identified the suspect. Additional information was obtained and on Sept. 15, the suspect was arrested and charged with visual surveillance with prurient intent. Although no other pictures were found, detectives believe the suspect may have taken photos of other woman. Detective K. Selkirk is investigating.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of St. Thomas Drive in Waldorf for a cutting. Investigation revealed the victim, 30, said he was cut on his arm and shoulder by an unknown suspect. The victim refused to provide further information. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated for a non life-threatening injury. Officer S. Bryant is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Sept. 25 between 7:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., unknown suspects forced entry into a house in the 9200 block of Mimosa Drive in La Plata and stole numerous items including a television and musical instruments. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer K. Newman is investigating.

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