Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (Sept. 28, 2010)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On September 27 at 12:08 p.m., a Charles County Sheriff's Officer initiated a traffic stop near the 8100 block of Leonardtown Road in Hughesville after observing a traffic violation. Upon approaching the car, the officer smelled marijuana. The driver, Tyrone Antoine Gross, 22, of Aquasco, indicated he had marijuana and handed the officer the drugs and drug paraphernalia. Gross was also found to be in possession of unauthorized pills, additional marijuana, glassine baggies and a digital scale. He was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance. Officer I. Gilroy made the arrest.

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On September 27 at 12:08 a.m., officers responded to the 4700 block of Young Road in Waldorf for a destruction of property complaint. Investigation revealed the suspects fired a gun into the ground outside the victim's home. Officers canvassed the area and learned the shot may have been fired in retaliation for an earlier altercation between one of the home occupants and known suspects. No one was struck and officers are working on leads. Officer K. Goddard is investigating.

CRIME SOLVERS TIPS LEAD TO RECOVERY OF POCKET KNIVES: Charles County Sheriff's Officers assigned to the school resource unit recovered three pocket knives from students at two different schools in the last week. Tips to the Student Crime Solvers program led officers at Lackey High School and General Smallwood Middle School to the individuals who were each in possession of a pocket knife. No one was threatened and none of the cases are related. Student Crime Solvers is a program which allows students to report information to police and remain anonymous. For more information, visit the Chares County Sheriff's Office website at

BURGLARY: On September 26 between 1 a.m. - 6:20 a.m., an unknown suspect broke into the rear of the Jaycees Hall at 3090 Crain Highway in Waldorf and stole money and liquor. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer I. Arends is investigating.

PATROL OFFICER RECOVERS STOLEN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT: On September 26 at 4:12 a.m., a Charles County Sheriff's officer on patrol observed a Bobcat skid loader near Industrial Park Drive in Waldorf. A check of the VIN revealed the equipment was reported stolen in January in Montgomery County. The vehicle was recovered and officers processed it for evidence. Sgt. D. Bacon made the discovery.

OFFICERS ARREST FUGITIVE AND RECOVER DRUGS AND STOLEN PROPERTY: On September 25 at 11:40 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the All Pawn in the 10000 block of Middleport Lane in White Plains for the report of a suspicious person and possible stolen car. Officers arrived and located the subject, Sean Francis Mc Laughlin, 41, of Upper Marlboro. He was in the process of pawning items that had been reported stolen from his employer. A computer check revealed McLaughlin was wanted by the Prince George's County Police Department. In addition, officers found McLaughlin in possession of drug paraphernalia. McLaughlin was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and theft. Sgt. Willis and Officer Walter made the arrest.

BURGLARY: On September 24 at 2:59 a.m., unknown suspects broke into Fosters Grille at 2900 Shasho Place in Waldorf and stole two television sets which were mounted to the wall. Officers canvassed the area, processed the scene for evidence and are working several leads. Officer D. Major is investigating.

MAN CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC-RELATED ASSAULT, RESISTING ARREST AND DESTRUCTION OF SHERIFF'S OFFICE PROPERTY: On September 24 at 3:10 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's Officers responded to Evelyn Lane in Indian Head for the report of a fight in which weapons were involved. Upon arrival, an occupant of the house told officers the suspect, Darrell Marquet Smith, 21, of Indian Head, damaged a large screen television and a china cabinet. As officers attempted to speak with Smith, he struck the victim on the leg. Officers advised Smith he was under arrest at which point Smith resisted. He was subdued and placed in the back seat of a Charles County patrol car. As Smith was being transported to the Charles County Detention Center, he kicked out the entire rear passenger side window. Smith was charged with assault, resisting arrest and destruction of property. Officer O'Shields made the arrest.

CITIZEN ROBBERY: On September 23 at 8:30 p.m., officers responded to a trail near Hampshire Court in Waldorf for the report of a citizen robbery. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim, 16, was approached by a group of teens who pointed a handgun at him and demanded his cell phone. The victim complied and the suspects fled. Officers canvassed the area and a K-9 team responded to assist. Officer Tyner is investigating.

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