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Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (March 24, 2011)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

PATROL OFFICERS APPREHEND SUSPECTS IN WHEEL THEFT/DETECTIVES LINK SUSPECTS TO ADDITIONAL THEFT: On March 18 at 5:48 a.m., officers responded to a hotel on St. Patrick's Drive for the report of a theft that just occurred. A witness called 911 after observing three suspects remove the wheels from an SUV and leave it up on cinder blocks. The witness provided a description of the suspects' car and a direction of travel. Officers canvassed the area and eventually spotted the car abandoned on Cassidy Street; the stolen wheels were in the bed of the truck. Officers established a perimeter and immediately located two of the suspects on Janice Place. Thomas Wade Dunkin, 21, of no fixed address, and James Lee Gross, 24, of Chesapeake Beach, were apprehended and charged with felony theft. Detectives arrested the third suspect, Randy Huston, 29, later that day after locating him on Bennsville Road. Detectives subsequently linked the suspects to wheel thefts on Anderegg Place.

DRUG ARREST: On March 24 at 1:24 a.m., Officer Kimble observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot a business. As he approached the car, he smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The officer found the occupants to be in possession of marijuana and he found several baggies of suspected marijuana near the driver's seat. The suspects, Nathan Neville Newman, Jr., 35, of Waldorf, Kia Perez, 36, of Virginia, and Stacey Wilhemenia Parker, 37, of White Plains, were arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs, possession of illegal drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

MOTOR VEHICLES REPORTED STOLEN: On March 24 at 5:30 a.m., two cars were reported stolen from the 10800 block of Nautica Place in La Plata. The owner of the vehicles said sometime between 2 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. his green, 1996 Crown Victoria and his 2000 Silver Lincoln Town Car were stolen from his yard. Officer Bier is investigating.

BURGLARY: Between March 22 - March 23, unknown suspects broke in to a house in the 3800 block of Gateview Place in Waldorf and stole electronics. Officer Sershen is investigating.

DRUG ARREST: On March 23 at 10:47 a.m., Officer Bledsoe responded to a call for a suspicious person near Jenkins Drive in Indian Head. He located the person, a 14-year-old male, and found him to be possession of marijuana. The teen was charged with possession of illegal drugs and released to his parent.

MAN CHARGED WITH DISCHARGING FIREARM: On March 22 at 3:05 p.m., officers responded to the 2600 block of Old Washington Road for the report of a man firing a handgun at a lock on a metal gate. Upon arrival, officers located Alexander Sternack, 36, of Mechanicsville, who indicated he was at the address to remove property from a storage shed but he couldn't get past the gate since it was locked and he fired the weapon hoping to break the lock off. Officers found the handgun - a Ruger semi-automatic - and drugs inside Sternack's car. He was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm and possession of illegal drugs. Officer Sershen made the arrest.

DETECTIVES CHARGE MAN WITH ARMED ROBBERY: On March 19, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division arrested Donald Jamal Reed, 19, of Waldorf, in connection with the October 12, 2010 robbery of a pizza delivery man on Gadwell Place. Reed was charged with robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, use of a handgun in a felony and theft. Det. Higgs and Officer DeBoe made the arrest.

FLEEING AND ELUDING: On March 19, officers were conducting radar on Strauss Avenue in Indian Head when they observed a speeding vehicle. Officers directed the car to pull over but the driver refused and fled. Officers attempted to locate the vehicle but lost sight of it. A citizen observed the car and pointed the officers to Kenneth Court where the vehicle was located. Two occupants fled and two other occupants were apprehended. A check revealed the driver, 15, of Indian Head did not have a license and did not have permission to take the car. He was charged with speeding, fleeing and eluding, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving without a license. Officer Moore made the arrest.

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 to submit a web tip. All callers remain anonymous.

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