LA PLATA, Md. (Feb. 10, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Feb. 8 at 11:24 p.m., officers responded to Boston's Pizza located at 10440 O'Donnell Place in Waldorf for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed the victim, 33, and the suspect - a 23-year-old acquaintance - began arguing inside the restaurant. The suspect removed her high-heeled shoe and struck the victim in her forehead causing a laceration. The suspect fled and the victim was treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries. Charges for first-degree assault are pending. Officer M. Hancock is investigating.
DRUG ARREST: On Feb. 8 at 12:54 a.m., a Charles County Sheriff's officer initiated a traffic stop near Detroiter Place and Peerless Place in Bryans Road after observing a vehicle driving through the Bryans Road trailer park with no headlights on. The occupants attempted to leave the vehicle at which time officers discovered cocaine and paraphernalia. The driver, Martin Joshua Queen, 25, of Indian Head, and the passenger, Victor Manuel Frutis, 45, of Bryans Road, were charged with possession with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer E. Weaver made the arrest.
SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR GUN AND DRUG POSSESSION: On Feb. 7 at 9 p.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of Tanglewood Drive in Waldorf for the report of an assault in which the suspects were armed with a gun. The victim provided officers with a description of the suspect's car and officers responding to the call observed the vehicle fleeing the area. The vehicle was stopped and the front seat passenger, Jovaughn Brown, 22, of Waldorf, fled. He was quickly apprehended. The driver of the car, Rowemell Mclean, 27, of Landover, was arrested after officers found a 12 gauge shotgun on the front seat of the car. Mclean also had marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his coat. Both men were charged with possession of a concealed weapon. Mclean was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The victim of the assault fled prior to police arrival and officers were unable to verify the assault. Officer T. Yates made the arrest.
SECOND-DEGREE BURGLARY: On Feb. 7, between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., an unknown suspect entered a business in the 10400 block of Faulkner Road in Faulkner and stole a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado from the garage bay. The vehicle was discovered on fire in a corn field at 10680 Allens Fresh Road in Newburg. Officer T. Thompson is investigating.
IDENTITY OF HEROIC RESCUERS SOUGHT: The Charles County Sheriff's Office is seeking the identity of two witnesses who helped rescue a woman from a burning car. Officers say the rescuers' actions may have saved the young woman's life. On Jan. 30 at 4:30 p.m., a 19-year-old woman was traveling on Piney Church Road in Waldorf when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree. The car caught on fire, but the victim was unable to escape because her legs were partially pinned underneath the steering wheel. Two citizens who were in the area pulled the victim to safety. Emergency responders extinguished the fire and the victim was transported to a nearby hospital where she was admitted with serious injuries. The rescuers left the scene before anyone could get their names. Investigators would like to acknowledge the heroic actions taken by the two rescuers and ask that anyone with information call Officer W. Saunders of the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222.
FUGITIVE ARRESTED: On Feb 5, officers with the Charles County Warrant Squad responded to Selbyville, DE and arrested Maxie Hancock, 52, of Selbyville, who had open warrants charging him with first-degree assault, second-degree rape, second-degree assault, second-degree sex offense and second degree sexual abuse of a minor in connection with incidents that occurred in Charles County in 2003 with a juvenile child. Sgt. D. Bacon and Officer R. Gas made the arrest. Det. C. Baker is investigating.
ROBBERY: On Feb. 4 at 8 p.m., officers responded to the 4100 block of Falcon Place in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation revealed the victim was getting back into his vehicle after delivering a pizza when a male suspect walked up behind him and put an unknown object in the small of his back. The suspect demanded the victim's money and wallet. As the victim handed him the money, the suspect demanded the victim's wedding ring; the victim complied. The suspect fled the area down a path behind Falcon Place. A K-9 track was conducted. Officer S. Weedon is investigating.