LA PLATA, Md. (July 28, 2010) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
WHEEL THEFT: On July 27 at 2:35 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a residence in the 2300 block of Hope Circle in Waldorf for the report of two suspects removing the tires from a vehicle. Officers arrived at the scene within minutes but the suspects had already fled. The officers investigation revealed the suspects removed the wheels, placed bricks under the vehicle, loaded the wheels into a small, dark passenger car and then fled the scene. The victims wheels were described as having stock chrome rims and did not have wheel locks. The suspects were described only as black males. Officer R. Forbes is investigating.
ARMED ROBBERY: On July 26 at 2:20 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the CVS Pharmacy located at 3855 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf for the reported armed robbery. The investigation revealed a female suspect entered the store, concealed her face with a mask, displayed a handgun and ordered the employees to the pharmacy area. She then stole Oxycontin pills and fled from the store on foot toward Northgate Place. No one was injured. The suspect was described as a white, heavy-set female with blond hair (see photo). She was wearing a red sweatshirt with gray sleeves and white gloves. She was carrying a bookbag and a black handgun. Det. G. Higgs is investigating.
STABBING: On July 25 at 11:57 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Lamonts Place located at 4400 Livingston Road in Pomonkey for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, the officers did not immediately locate a stabbing victim and subsequently notified local hospitals to be on the lookout for a patient with stab wounds. While officers were still on the scene at Lamonts Place, they received word of a stabbing victim, a 17-year-old Indian Head male, who had been brought in a vehicle to Fort Washington Medical Center. Detectives responded to the hospital. The victims injuries were not considered life-threatening. Det. C. Shankster is investigating.
BURGLARY: Sometime between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 25, suspect(s) entered a residence in the 6700 block of Amherst Road in Bryans Road through an open window. Once inside, the suspect(s) ransacked the residence and stole two pistols and a collection of coins. The suspect(s) had already fled the residence when the victim arrived home, discovered the burglary and contacted the Charles County Sheriffs Office. Crime-scene technicians responded to process the scene for evidence. Officer J. Garner is investigating.
DRUG/GUN POSSESSION: On July 24 at 11:15 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the BP Gas Station located at 3351 Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road for the report of a fight in progress. While en route, officers received information indicating a blue passenger car occupied by three people involved in the fight was fleeing the scene. Officer D. Harrison observed the vehicle heading south on Indian Head Highway and conducted an investigative stop. The occupants reported being victims in the fight. During the investigation, officers discovered one occupant, Tommy Ankely Parker, Jr., 21, of Clinton, was in possession of a handgun, marijuana and brass knuckles. Officers arrested him and charged him with handgun possession, marijuana possession and carrying a weapon. The other occupants, a 19-year-old Washington, D.C., male and a 21-year-old Accokeek male, were not charged with any crimes. Parker was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
FLEEING POLICE: On July 23 at 12:14 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers attempted to stop a motorcycle speeding on Route 210 in Indian Head but the driver initially refused to stop. Officers pursued the motorcycle to Thompson Lane, where the driver stopped and then resisted the officers attempts to place him under arrest. During the struggle, an officer deployed a Taser in a successful attempt to subdue the man, who was ultimately arrested and identified as Kevin Andree Countiss, 45, of Indian Head. Countiss was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and was charged accordingly. He was also charged with fleeing and eluding police officers. Officers R. Brooks and C. Walden investigated.
DRUG POSSESSION: On July 22 at 11:50 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer J. Walter stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 900 block of Washington Avenue in La Plata. When the officer approached the vehicle, he smelled marijuana and observed a marijuana cigar in the center console ashtray. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, the officer found a quarter-pound of marijuana, a digital scale and empty plastic baggies. The driver of the vehicle, Angelo Cornelius Gant, 28, of Port Tobacco, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
DRUG POSSESSION: On July 22 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers in the Community Policing (COPS) Unit were conducting a bicycle patrol in Holly Station Townhomes in Waldorf when they smelled marijuana coming from the neighborhood playground. Their investigation revealed Najhmier Ronald Lee, 18, of Brooklyn, N.Y., who was at the playground, was holding a partially-burnt marijuana cigarette and was in possession of additional marijuana in his pocket. Lee was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer J. Timko investigated.
DRUG POSSESSION: On July 22 at 7:30 a.m., a drug investigation being conducted by the Charles County Sheriffs Office culminated in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in the 140 block of Morgans Ridge Road in La Plata. As a result of the operation, officers seized $3,400 worth of marijuana and $2,200 worth of prescription pills, as well as paraphernalia consistent with drug distribution. Sandra Deane Jones-Harding, 43, who lives at the residence, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute drugs and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer C. Clevenger investigated.
DRUG POSSESSION: On July 22 at 1:44 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Indian King Court in Indian Head for the report of people arguing. The officers observed a group of people in the court but when the officers approached, Taheim Aaron Gray, 20, of Waldorf, attempted to flee on foot. When the officers stopped him, a plastic baggie fell from Gray and the officers discovered it contained multiple dime bags of suspected marijuana. A subsequent search of Gray revealed he was in possession of a cell phone and money, which the officers subsequently seized. Gray was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer M. Thompson investigated.
DRUG POSSESSION: On July 16 at 11:08 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers J. Timko and S. Bryant of the Community Policing Unit were conducting surveillance in the 200 block of Westdale Drive in Waldorf in response to reports of drug activity in the area. A vehicle entered a parking space nearby and the officers observed the two male occupants begin to assemble a marijuana cigar. One of the males discarded trash from the vehicle and the vehicle then began to leave the parking lot. Officers in a marked patrol car responded to the area and conducted a stop on the vehicle for littering and suspected drug activity. The officers recovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia from the vehicle. The two occupants, Valentine Chinedu Anyanwu, Jr., 19, Roderick Tyrome Garrett, Jr., 20, both of Brandywine, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Garrett was also charged with littering. They were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
Anyone with information about open cases is asked to contact the Sheriffs Office at 301-932-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. For information about submitting a tip via e-mail or text messaging, visit www.ccso.us. All tipsters remain anonymous.