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Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (April 12, 2011)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

DEATH INVESTIGATION: On Saturday, April 9 at 5:20 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's Officers responded to the area of Old Washington Road near Sub Station Road in Waldorf for the report of a pedestrian struck by a train. A preliminary investigation revealed D'Angelo Darzell Harris, 22, of no fixed address, was struck by a CSX train; he was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators say there is no evidence of foul play and it is not clear why Harris was on the train tracks. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. A. Schwab at (301) 609-6474. The investigation is continuing.

PATROL OFFICERS APPREHEND BURGLARY SUSPECT: On April 7 at 9:30 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 3800 block of Lakewood Place in Waldorf for the report of a possible burglary in which a witness saw two males jumping over a fence in a neighbor's backyard. Members of the Sheriff's Office TAC team, who were already in the area, and responding patrol officers observed the suspects running toward a wooded area. They pursued the suspects on foot and saw one suspect throw an object into a small drainage pond. That suspect, Ryan Jay Mills, 22, of Upper Marlboro, was apprehended a short distance away. He told officers he threw a camera in the pond but a search revealed it was a set of car keys. Using the alert button on the key fob, officers located the car - a silver Dodge Charger - and linked it to the suspect. The car was parked about 100 feet away from the house where the suspects were first spotted. Officers checked the house and determined the suspects had indeed broken in by smashing out a rear window. Once inside, they stacked multiple electronics - including TV's and game systems - near the front door but fled before removing the property. Officers continued canvassing the neighborhood and found another house had been broken into and a game system had been stolen. Detectives charged Mills with burglary and theft. Investigators are in the process of identifying the second suspect.

WARRANT SWEEP: On April 8 between 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m., officers with the Judicial Services Unit and Patrol Operations Division conducted a targeted warrant sweep. Of the 20 warrants, six people were located and arrested:

— Jerry Christopher Austin, 26, of Waldorf, charged with assault, reckless endangerment.

— Johmel Tyrone Key, 21, of Waldorf, charged with failure to pay, possession of marijuana.

— German Armando Ramos-Rivas, 20, of Waldorf, charged with violation of probation, driving while suspended.

— Lashaun Chanuta Ransome, 29, of Waldorf, charged with civil contempt.

— Lorenzo Charles Thompson, 21, of Waldorf, charged with violation of probation, telephone misuse, threat of arson, false statement.

— Malaysia Gloria Wood, 20, of Waldorf, charged with failure to appear, theft.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND RESISTING ARREST: On April 7 at 11:45 p.m., officers responded to the 5200 block of Browns Place in Indian Head for the report of a domestic disturbance; it was the third time officers were called to the residence that day. As officers approached the house, a large group of people had gathered out front. The officers attempted to talk with the people involved in the dispute but two people in the group became disorderly and refused to comply with the officers' requests. Delantea Jackson, 19, of Indian Head, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Leonard Darnell Mackall, 21, of Indian Head was charged with resisting arrest.

ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER: On April 7 at 8:20 p.m., officers responded to the 2900 block of Devonfield Avenue in Waldorf for the report of possible drug activity. Officers stopped a suspicious car and the occupants jumped out. As officers tried to apprehend the suspects, on of them pushed the officer in the chest and attempted to escape. Charles Stephen Zimmerman, II, 27, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.

SECOND-DEGREE ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER: On April 7 at 8:28 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Acadia Road in Waldorf for the report of a domestic dispute between a mother and son. As officers spoke with the people involved, the mother kicked her son and then slapped the officer as he intervened. The woman was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer and assaulting her son.

BURGLARY: On April 7 at 5 p.m., officers responded to the 6400 block of Fisher Road in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Unknown suspects broke into a house and stole a game system. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence.

CITIZEN ROBBERY: On April 5 at 8:22 p.m., the victim was walking near Rock Court in Waldorf when he was approached by a group of males who asked for a cigarette. The victim replied he did not smoke at which time the suspects punched him and stole money from his pants pocket. The suspects fled and the victim was treated for an injury to his eye. Officers ask anyone with information to call (301) 932-2222.

SERIOUS MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION: On April 6 at 2:40 p.m., officers responded to the area of Piney Church Road in Waldorf for the report of a single car motor vehicle collision. Investigation revealed the driver, 22, of La Plata, was traveling north on Piney Church Road when she lost control of her car and struck a tree. She was transported to a hospital where she was admitted with life-threatening injuries. The Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On April 5 at 2:47 p.m., officers responded to the 6000 block of New Forest Court in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. The victim, 15, was walking in the area when two suspects, described as teenagers, grabbed him, threw him to the ground and stole his tennis shoes. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence.

SUSPECT IN CITIZEN ROBBERY ARRESTED: On March 30 at 11:09 p.m., officers responded to the area of Lake Drive for the report of a citizen armed robbery. A preliminary investigation revealed two females, ages 19, were inside a car and in the company of four males, two of whom were known to them. At the end of the night, the females exited the car and began walking home when one of the males got out of the car, ran up, pointed a handgun and demanded their purses. The victims complied and the suspect fled back to his car with the other males. Detectives responded to the scene and were able to track the suspect to an address in Prince George's County. Officers went to the address and observed all four men sitting inside a car in front of the suspect's house. A handgun was recovered and the men were arrested by Prince George's County police officers and charged with possession of a handgun. Based on their investigation, Charles County Sheriff's detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division identified Justin Brandon Standifer, 21, of Upper Marlboro, as the suspect who committed the robbery. He was charged by the CCSO with two counts of robbery.

OFFICERS RECOVER STOLEN DIRT BIKE: On March 27 at 6 p.m., officers initiated a traffic stop on a dirt bike near St. Patrick's Drive in Waldorf. Officers contacted the owner of the bike who said he did not realize the dirt bike had been stolen. The operator, a 16-year-old male, was arrested and charged with theft. Sgt. Ondrish made the arrest.

BURGLARY: On March 31 between 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., unknown suspects broke into homes in the 6200 block of Seal Place, 6800 block of Gray Fox Court and the 6800 block of Kangaroo Court in Waldorf and stole electronics. Entry was made into the homes through back doors and windows.

OFFICERS RECOVER STOLEN CAR: On March 31 at 8 p.m., PFC Johnson was patrolling the 3700 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf when he observed a white Chevrolet Malibu matching the description of one that had been reported stolen earlier. A computer check revealed the car had indeed been stolen and a traffic stop was initiated. The occupants of the car, Deonta Cornelius Parker, 19, of Waldorf, Jamal Terrell Buckner, 18, of Upper Marlboro, and two 17-year-old males, were arrested and charged with theft. The car was returned to its owner.

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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