LA PLATA, Md. (Feb. 23, 2010) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
FUEL OIL STOLEN: On February 21 at 9:38 a.m., officers responded to St. Ignatius Church at 6455 Port Tobacco Road in Nanjemoy for the report of a theft. Investigation revealed the fuel tank for the heating system was filled in late January. On February 21, there was no heat. A check revealed the tank was empty after the oil was apparently siphoned. The sheriff's office is reminding residents to be on the look out for unusual activity near oil tanks - especially during non-business hours - and to report suspicious activity immediately. Officer J. Murphy is investigating.
MAN CHARGED WITH RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On February 20 at 6:41 a.m., officers responded to the 3900 block of Watson Road in Brandywine for the report of a man armed with a gun. Officer M. Hancock arrived on the scene and located the suspect standing on the front porch of a house yelling, cursing, and waving what appeared to be a black assault rifle. Officer Hancock ordered the suspect to drop the weapon but the suspect refused. An acquaintance of the suspect, who was standing nearby, grabbed the gun and wrestled it away. The suspect, Marco Delaneo Madison, 39, of Upper Marlboro, was subsequently apprehended without further incident. A computer check revealed Madison had an open warrant. The rifle was an air rifle model AIR 17. Madison was charged with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.
MEN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS: On February 18 at 12:43 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's Officer R. Johnson attempted to initiate a traffic stop near Crain Highway and Business Park Drive in Waldorf after observing a traffic violation. The driver of the car failed to stop and continued driving. When the driver reached the area of Old Washington Road, the passenger jumped out of the car and fled on foot. A perimeter was established and officers located the passenger, Lloyd Deloreon Gray, 20, of Suitland. The driver, Charles Christopher Smith, 19, of Suitland, eventually stopped. Both the driver and passenger were found to be in possession of crack cocaine and marijuana. They were arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs.
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