Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (Dec. 1, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

BURGLARY: Between November 30 at 7 p.m. and December 1 at 7:30 a.m., an unknown suspect broke out a window to Southern Maryland Orthopedics located at 11340 Pembrooke Square in Waldorf and went through several desk drawers. At the time the report was taken, employees were unsure if anything had been stolen. The scene was processed for evidence. Officer R. Zink is investigating.

CARJACKING: On November 29 at 10:45 p.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Lake Drive in Waldorf for the report of a carjacking. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim was exiting her vehicle when the suspect approached, pointed a handgun and demanded money and her vehicle. The victim complied and the suspect fled in her car which was recovered several hours later in Prince George's County. Officer C. Collins is investigating.

BURGLARIES: On November 28 at 4:17 p.m., officers responded to the 9900 block of Robstown Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed unknown suspects broke into a house while the homeowners were away and stole a television, laptops and jewelry.
At 4:38 p.m., officers responded to the 6000 block of Tapir Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed unknown suspects broke into a house while the homeowner was out of town and stole a television and computer games. It is not clear if the burglaries are related. Both scenes were processed for evidence. Officer Forbes is investigating.

OFFICERS RECOVER STOLEN PROPERTY AND CHARGE SUSPECTS WITH THEFT, RESISTING ARREST AND DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On November 28 at 4:49 a.m., a Charles County Sheriff's officer stopped a car in the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf after observing the occupants engaged in suspicious activity. Upon approaching the car, the officer noticed a gas hose in the back seat and determined the hose had been stolen from a nearby gas station. In addition to the vehicle's occupants, officers learned two other suspects were staying at a nearby hotel. Officers responded to the hotel and made contact with those suspects. As officers continued to investigate, the suspects - all of whom were intoxicated - became disorderly and one suspect attempted to kick an officer. At that point, all of the suspects were placed under arrest. Joshua G. Wolthers, 19, of Mechanicsville, David Venis, 21, of Mechanicsville, and two 17-year-old males from Hughesville were charged with resisting arrest and theft. Venis was also charged with destruction of property after he kicked the windshield out of a police car. Sgt. J. Powell is continuing the investigation.

ROBBERY: On November 27 at 7:19 p.m., officers responded to Mr. Tire at 2225 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation revealed the suspect entered the store, approached a clerk, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled. Officer J. Morales is investigating.

MAN CHARGED WITH ISSUING COUNTERFEIT CHECK: On November 27 at 11:37 a.m., officers responded to Sam's Club at 2365 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of suspicious activity. The suspect, Nathaniel Adel Stewart, 44, of Fairmont Heights, attempted to purchase over $8,000 in Newport cigarettes with a counterfeit check. Upon arrival, officers determined the bank in which the check was drawn did not exist and the check was fraudulent. Further investigation revealed evidence the suspect was using counterfeit checks at numerous businesses in the area. Stewart was arrested and charged with issuing a counterfeit check. Detective E. Clark is continuing the investigation.

HEROIN ARREST: On November 26 at 2:00 a.m., officers initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Route 5 and Idlewood Park Road in Waldorf after observing a vehicle being driven on the roadway with a flat tire and front end damage. As the driver, Rodney Lee Sayers, 38, of Dover, exited his car, he threw a bag on the ground. Officers retrieved the bag and discovered 13 packages of heroin. Sayers was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute. Officer P. Sady made the arrest.

ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING: On November 25 at 4:29 p.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Sagewood Court in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. As officers responded, they were advised an older model Jeep was seen leaving the area. An off-duty officer observed the Jeep near Route 5 and initiated a traffic stop. Officers found a shotgun wrapped in a sheet inside the vehicle. Upon further investigation, officers learned the victim, 54, and his cousin were inside the Jeep looking at the shotgun when the gun discharged, striking the victim in his upper leg. The victim was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries. Officer St. Germain is investigating.

BANK ROBBERY: On December 1 at 10:18 a.m., officers responded to the BB&T Bank at 10579 Theodore Green Boulevard in White Plains for the report of a bank robbery. Investigation revealed the suspect entered the bank, approached a teller, announced a robbery and passed a note demanding money. The teller complied and the suspect fled. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Detectives are looking into the possibility the same suspect robbed the bank in August. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective S. Fetterolf at (301) 609-6497. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect.

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