Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (November 24, 2010)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

THREE PEOPLE CHARGED WITH DUI DURING DUI SOBRIETY CHECK POINT: On November 19, Charles County Sheriff's Officers conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Hawthorne Road. A total of 280 cars passed though the check point resulting in three arrests for driving while impaired. Additionally, 10 citations, 3 warnings and 8 repair orders were issued. Traffic Operations and patrol officers participated in the operation.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ALERTS BUSINESSES OF INDUSTRIAL METAL THEFTS: The Charles County Sheriff's Office is investigating several burglaries in which industrial metals were stolen from businesses. Within the last two weeks, unknown suspects have broken into three businesses in Bryans Road, La Plata and White Plains and stole brass fixtures and spools of copper. While the Sheriff's Office investigates, businesses are reminded to lock copper and other metals in a secure place when practical. For more information about crime prevention, visit the Sheriff's Office web site at

PATROL OFFICERS ARREST TEEN IN CONNECTION WITH ATTEMPT BREAK-IN: On November 21 at 11:55 p.m., officers responded to the 14000 block of Oaks Road in Charlotte Hall after receiving a 9-1-1 call that an unknown man was trying to force his way inside the house by pushing against the front door. The homeowners provided officers with a description of the suspect. Prior to arrival, the suspect fled but officers canvassed the area and located him about a half mile away. The suspect, a 17-year old male from Charlotte Hall, was arrested and charged with attempt burglary, and other related charges. Officer Sokoloff made the arrest.

CRIME SOLVERS TIP LEADS TO ARREST OF TWO FUGITIVES/TOTAL OF 13 WARRANTS SERVED: A call to the Charles County Crime Solvers tip line led Charles County Sheriff's officers to the arrest of two fugitives wanted in connection with multiple violations. On November 19 at 3:20 p.m. Charles County Sheriff's Officers located Nathan Ellsworth Proctor, 27, of Indian Head, after developing information that Proctor would be in the area of Bunker Hill Road. Officers set up surveillance and observed Proctor get into an SUV. Officers arrested Proctor and recovered a small bag of suspected marijuana. Proctor's girlfriend, Tiffany Marie Wedding, 25, of Indian Head, who was in the vehicle, was arrested and charged with harboring a fugitive. Another passenger in the SUV, Sean Hawkins, 36, of no fixed address, was arrested after a computer check revealed he had four outstanding warrants including child support violations. Upon arrest, Hawkins was found to be in possession of a handgun. Officers assigned to Patrol, the Warrant Squad, K-9 and CID made the arrests.

PATROL OFFICERS APPREHEND THEFT SUSPECTS/ STOLEN MERCHANDISE RECOVERED AND RETURNED TO STORE MANAGER: On November 18 at 12:23 p.m., officers responded to the 3200 block of Crain Highway after receiving a call for a shoplifting in progress at Burlington Coat Factory. The suspects fled in a passenger car after they were confronted by an employee. Officers spotted the car and initiated a traffic stop. Numerous items valued at over $1,000 were recovered and the suspects were arrested. The stolen property was returned to the store. Bridgette Quaunise Knight,32,Chantel Seltzer, 31, Michael James Worthy, 19, and Necho Jerome Taylor, 20, all of Washington, D.C. were arrested and charged with theft over $1,000. Knight was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Officer Bagley is investigated.

OFFICERS PURSUE LEADS IN BURGLARY: On November 18 at 12:55 p.m., officers responded to the 3100 block of Elsa Avenue in Indian Head for the report of a burglary in progress. The homeowner returned home to find several juvenile males inside his house. The suspects fled upon being noticed. A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect entered though a back door. Officers canvassed the area and are working on leads. Officer Sady is investigating.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about a crime may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit WWW.CCSO.US to submit a web tip. All callers remain anonymous.

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