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Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (April 19, 2011)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

OFFICER LOCATES BURGLARY SUSPECT: On April 18 at 1:27 a.m., a patrol officer was flagged down by a citizen who reported seeing a suspicious person near a storage building in the 3300 block of Leonardtown Road in Waldorf. Officers responded and located James Roscoe Marshall, 59, of no fixed address, hiding inside a moving trailer. Marshall was found to be in possession of a screwdriver, latex gloves and more tools. He was charged with fourth-degree burglary and rogue and vagabond.

WARRANT UNIT CONDUCTS WARRANT SWEEP: On April 16, officers assigned to the Warrant Unit joined officers from the Patrol Operations Division and conducted a warrant sweep. As a result of their work, 16 warrants were served and 13 people arrested:

— Dominique Cassell McLean, 19, of White Plains, charged with theft

— Stephanie Marie Queen, 27, of Marbury, charged with failure to appear on a traffic charge

— Michael Curtis Petrecca, Jr., 29, of Waldorf, charged with failure to appear on a traffic charge

— Arthur Bernard Thompson, III, 29, of Waldorf, charged with failure to appear on a traffic charge

— Dennis Marvin Hill, 45, of Waldorf, charged with failure to appear on a traffic charge

— Kelvin Lynell Brawner, 21, of Waldorf, charged with failure to appear on a burglary and malicious destruction charge

— Jasen Marcus Weber, 20, of Bryans Road, charged with theft, conspiracy to commit theft and destruction of property

— Jessy Erwin-L Richmond, 27, of Indian Head, charged with failure to appear on a burglary charge

— Antoinette Monique Bass, 38, of White Plains, charged with failure to appear on a traffic charge

— Juvenile, 17, of Indian Head, charged with contempt of court

— Ashley Lynn Cockerham, 25, of Indian Head, charged with failure to appear on a traffic charge

— Richard Robert Blakely, Jr., 25, of Indian Head, charged with failure to appear on a traffic charge

— Joseph Mark Gwynn, 23, of Bryans Road, charged with civil contempt

DETECTIVES LOCATE MISSING WALDORF MAN: Detectives with the Charles County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division located Michael Edward Bowen, 34, of Waldorf, who was reported missing by family members on March 31. Detectives received information Bowen was in another state. Investigators confirmed he was safe and he was there by choice. The investigation is closed.

BURGLARY: On April 17 at 9 p.m., officers responded to the 2500 block of Sun Valley Drive for the report of a burglary. Unknown suspects entered the house through the front door and stole jars of coins. The scene was processed for evidence.

THEFT: On April 16 between 12 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., unknown suspects stole two dirt bikes from a shed in the 9500 block of Dubois Road in Charlotte Hall. Both bikes are Yamahas. One is a blue 450 and the other is a white YZ 250.

OFFICER SPOTS BURGLARY IN PROGRESS AND MAKES ARRESTS: On April 15 at 10:12 p.m., an off-duty Charles County Sheriff's officer noticed several people in a storage lot of an auto parts business in the 11000 block of Billingsley Road in White Plains. Since it was after hours and the store was closed, the officer realized a burglary was likely taking place. As he approached, the suspects fled in different directions. The officer was able to apprehend one suspect, Bernardino Sanchez-Cedillo, 24, of Raleigh, NC, who indicated he and six other men came to the area to steal catalytic converters. The officer canvassed the storage lot and recovered multiple tools the suspects planned on using to carry out the thefts. Cedillo was charged with burglary and remanded to the Charles County Detention Center. Detectives are in the process of identifying the other suspects.

DIRT BIKES AND EQUIPMENT STOLEN: On April 15 between 12:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., unknown suspects stole three dirt bikes and lawn equipment from a shed in the 15800 block of Plumage Lane in Waldorf. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence.

THEFT: Between April 8 - April 15, unknown suspects stole building supplies from a construction site in the 10400 block of Crain Highway in Faulkner. The scene was processed for evidence.

TIP FROM CITIZEN LEADS TO ARREST OF BURGLARY SUSPECTS: On April 13 at 8:19 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Barksdale Avenue in Waldorf for the report of suspicious activity. Officers arrived and were told by witnesses that the suspects pulled in the driveway, walked out back and began looking around the residence. Officers located the suspects and recovered bundles of copper in their truck which apparently had been stolen from the victim's yard. Officers also found illegal drugs inside the suspect's car. Charles Jerome Woodland, 48, of Waldorf, and Harold Andrew Howard, 39, of Waldorf, were arrested and charged with burglary and possession of illegal drugs.

PATROL OFFICERS APPREHEND ROBBERY SUSPECTS: On April 13 at 11:30 p.m., officers responded to Amber Leaf Place in Waldorf for the report of an assault. A preliminary investigation revealed the victims, ages 22 and 23, were at a convenience store on St. Ignatius Way when a male approached and asked for a cigarette. The victims said they had none and got in their car. The suspect apparently saw a pack of cigarettes in the victim's dashboard and became angry. He pulled on the door and tried to get in the vehicle but the victims fled and drove to Amber Leaf Place. Moments later, as they walked toward a house, the suspect, who coincidently was in the area, confronted the victims about the cigarette. He assaulted one victim, stole the purse from another and fled the scene with a group of people who were inside his car. Officers responded and canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspects or any property.

About two hours later, patrol officers responded to Heathcote Road for a group of disorderly subjects. The people were sent on their way. Several minutes later, the officers learned one of the subjects they had just encountered had an open warrant. Officers canvassed the area and located the man inside a car on St. Charles Parkway. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver, Melvin Wayne Moton, 23, of La Plata, was arrested. During a check of the car, officers discovered a wallet, bank card, camera and other property belonging to the victim of the earlier robbery. Moton was subsequently linked to the robbery and arrested. He was charged with assault and robbery.

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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