Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (April 28, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

WHEELS STOLEN FROM CARS: Between April 26 at 11 p.m. - April 27 at 7 a.m., unknown suspects stole a total of eight tires from two different vehicles in the Somerset neighborhood of Waldorf. Investigation revealed the lug nuts were removed and the vehicles were left sitting on red concrete retaining wall blocks. The rims stolen were chrome Cadillac brand rims. Both vehicles were processed for evidence. Officer I. Bier is investigating.

MAN STABBED DURING ALTERCATION: On April 27 at 11:32 p.m., officers responded to the 12000 block of Ell Lane in Waldorf for a reported stabbing. Investigation revealed the victim, 24, was stabbed in front of an apartment building during an altercation with several known people. He was transported to a hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries. Detective S. Fetterolf is investigating.

CHILD INJURED WHILE RIDING BICYCLE: On April 26 at 12:26 p.m., officers responded to 7890 Fairgrounds Road in La Plata for the report of an injured child. Investigation revealed a seven-year-old male was riding a bicycle in the middle of Fairgrounds Road when he started moving to the southbound lanes as a motorist in the northbound lanes attempted to pass. The child lost his balance, fell off of his bike and was struck by the trailer the vehicle was towing. The child had scratches to his upper extremities and was complaining of pain to his chest, arms, and face. He was transported to Children's Medical Center and treated for non life-threatening injuries. Officer J. Feldman is investigating.

BURGLARY: On April 26 at 12 p.m., officers responded to the 1900 block of Michael Road in Waldorf for the report of a breaking and entering. Investigation revealed the victim was walking toward her house when she observed two males running from the rear of her residence. When she entered her house, she noticed it had been ransacked. Officers processed the scene and discovered the suspects entered the house through a rear door. The victim advised it did not appear anything had been stolen. The suspects are described as black males. One suspect is about 6'0" and was wearing a white shirt and a white hat. The other suspect was wearing a black stocking cap. They may have fled in a white car being driven by a black, heavyset male with dreadlocks. Officer P. Hood is investigating.

BURGLARY: On April 25 at 12:50 a.m., officers responded to a dental office located at 117 St. Patrick's Drive in Waldorf for the report of a breaking and entering in progress. A witness called police after observing the suspect inside the building. The suspect fled through a window once he realized he had been spotted. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Nothing was reported stolen. Officer J. Foster is investigating.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 23 at 11:16 p.m., officers responded to Civista Medical Center in response to an assault that occurred at another location. Investigation revealed two victims, both 18-year-old males, were involved in a fight with a group of male suspects in the parking lot of Joe's Grocery located at 8355 Marshalls Corner Road in Pomfret. During the altercation, one of the victims was struck in the head with a beer bottle. The other victim reported that one of the suspects pointed a handgun at him. The suspects fled in a red pick-up truck . At this point, it is not clear what prompted the altercation. Officer S. Ashton is investigating.

MAN CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 23 at 10:32 p.m., officers responded to the 2200 block of Sugar Mill Court in Waldorf after receiving a call that two men were fighting in front of a house. When officers arrived, they found the victim, a 35-year-old male, lying unconscious in the yard. He was transported to a hospital where he was admitted with non life-threatening injuries. The suspect had already fled the scene. Investigation revealed the victim and suspect are acquaintances and agreed to meet at the dead end of the street. For reasons that are unclear, the suspect assaulted the victim and attacked him with a knife. The victim sustained lacerations and head trauma. On April 27, detectives arrested Dewayne Alphonso Ford, Jr., 19, of Waldorf, and charged him with first-degree assault. Detective G. Higgs is investigating.

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