LA PLATA, Md. (Feb. 24, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
OFFICERS IDENTIFY BURGLARY SUSPECT/WARRANT OBTAINED: The Charles County Sheriff's Office has obtained an arrest warrant charging Robert Marvin Elder, 19, of Waldorf, with burglary in connection with a break-in that occurred at the Dry Clean Depot in Waldorf on Nov. 23, 2008. Elder, a former employee of the business, was identified after detectives reviewed a surveillance video; he has not been located. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Detective A. Celia at (301) 609-6518. 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.
ATTEMPT BURGLARY: On Feb. 23 between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., an unknown suspect broke into a house in the 3800 block of Ocean Sunfish Court in Waldorf by breaking out a window to a basement door. The homeowner reported nothing was stolen. A canvass of the immediate area was conducted but no additional information was obtained. Officer D. Harrison is investigating.
REPORT OF BURGLARY LEADS TO DRUG ARREST: On Feb 23 at 2:05 p.m., officers responded to a residence on Keepsake Place in Waldorf for a breaking and entering in progress. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the homeowner, Marcus Daniel Braxton, 39, who reported unknown suspects broke into his house and were hiding in an upstairs bedroom. The homeowner told officers he retrieved a gun and fired it at the suspects. Officers checked the house and found there were no signs of forced entry and no indications anyone had broken into the residence. Officers did observe crack cocaine on top of the homeowner's television and several bullet holes in the walls, doors and washing machine. A follow-up investigation led officers to arrest Braxton in connection with the drugs found inside his house. A search of Braxton revealed crack cocaine on his person. Braxton was charged with possession of drugs and reckless endangerment. Officer W. Halt made the arrest.
DRUG ARREST: On Feb. 22 at 1:44 p.m., a Charles County Sheriff's officer was conducting a radar assignment on Crain Highway in La Plata when he observed a Chevy Monte Carlo operating at a high rate of speed. The officer initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Crain Highway and Mitchell Road but the driver fled. The driver continued west on Mitchell Road for approximately .2 miles when he lost control of the vehicle and struck an embankment. The driver - a 17-year-old male - was transported to a hospital where he was treated for minor injuries sustained in the crash; he will be charged at a later date. The passenger, Darryl Daniel Green, 24, of Washington, D.C., was charged with possession of drugs. Officer W. Saunders made the arrest.
HANDGUN ARREST: On Feb 22 at 12:43 a.m., officers working secondary employment at My Brothers Place located at 3081 Old Washington Road in Waldorf observed a dark colored mini van leaving the parking lot after an event. Someone inside the van pulled out a handgun and fired several shots. No one was injured and officers were able to stop the vehicle near Old Washington Road and Acton Lane. A loaded .38 caliber handgun was found inside the car. One of the car's occupants, Harry Devon Pressiy, 18, of Washington, D.C., was identified as the person who fired the weapon. He was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and illegal possession of a handgun. Officer J. Pratta made the arrest.
VANDALISMS: Sometime between 11 p.m. on Feb. 20 to 8:15 a.m. on Feb 21, unknown suspects fired pink paint balls at approximately ten homes and ten cars in the Hampshire neighborhood of Waldorf. None of the property appeared to have been permanently damaged. Officer M. Rodriguez is investigating.
BURGLARY: On Feb. 21 at 7:09 a.m., officers responded to the 4600 block of Prestancia Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed unknown suspects entered the house and stole electronics, jewelry and cash. Officer P. Sady is investigating.
DRUG ARRESTS: On Feb. 20, Charles County Sheriff's officers executed a search warrant in the 2600 block of Hamilton Place in Waldorf in reference to a drug investigation. Officers recovered a quantity of marihuana including marihuana plants (having an estimated value of $800.00), scales, lamps, and other drug paraphernalia. The suspects, Marshawn Leron McGahee, 27, of Waldorf, and Nickell Marie Stephens, 28, of Waldorf, were arrested and transported to the Charles County Detention Center where they were charged with possession of drugs, possession with the intent to distribute drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of manufacturing material. Officer C. Caldwell is investigating.
BURGLARY: On Feb. 19 at 3:15 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the 6100 block of Blue Whale Court in Waldorf for a burglary. Investigation revealed an unknown suspect broke into the house and stole electronic items. Officer W. Halt is investigating.
OFFICERS APPREHEND THEFT SUSPECTS: On Feb. 12, officers responded to the Office Depot in the 3000 block of Market Place in Waldorf for the report of a theft. A description of the suspects' car was broadcast and responding officers spotted the vehicle on Crain Highway. The suspects were arrested after officers recovered the stolen property. In addition, officers found toys inside the car that had just been stolen from Toys R Us. The suspects, Joseph Delvin Kimble, 27, of Damascus, and Warren Michael Andrews, Jr., 33, of Capitol Heights, were charged with felony theft. Officer R. Kimble made the arrests.
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