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Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (October 18, 2011)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

OFFICERS ARREST MAN FOR DUI AND ASSAULT: On Oct. 16 at 2:56 a.m., officers were in the 3000 block of Leonardtown Road in Waldorf when they observed an SUV being driven erratically. A traffic stop showed the driver, Jonathan Allen Thomas, 26, of Mechanicsville, was impaired. Heroin and drug paraphernalia were found inside his vehicle. Officers also linked Thomas to an assault that occurred minutes before involving an acquaintance. Thomas was charged with driving under the influence, driving while impaired, second-degree assault and possession of heroin. Officer R. Bagley made the arrest.

OFFICER ASSAULTED: On Oct. 16 at 8:30 a.m., officers responded to the 5200 block of Grunion Place in Waldorf for a suspicious person acting bizarre. As officers arrived, they observed a man running around the parking lot licking cars and putting trash in his mouth. When officers approached, the man suddenly struck one of the officers in the chest with his fist. After a brief struggle, the suspect, 38, was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer. The suspect is being mentally evaluated.

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On Oct. 15 at 2:36 a.m., officers responded to the area of St. Charles Parkway and Gallery Place in Waldorf for a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers observed two vehicles had crashed into a tree—a Ford F150 and a BMW. Officers found a male lying unconscious on the ground and determined he was the driver of the truck and had been ejected. The driver of the BMW fled prior to police arrival. The victim, 39, was transported to a nearby hospital where doctors observed bullet fragments in his cheekbone. Initially, detectives began looking at the case as a possible assault; however, further investigation revealed the fragments were from an incident that occurred in 1998 and were not related to the motor vehicle crash. It appears both vehicles collided with each other prior to striking the tree. The investigation is continuing.

THEFT: On Oct. 17 at 8:25 p.m., a male suspect walked in to a liquor store in the 11900 block of Business Park Drive in Waldorf and stole a display of lottery tickets. He fled in a sedan. The Criminal Investigations Division is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 15 between 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., someone broke into a shed in the in the 5700 block of Brandywine Road in Hughesville and stole tools. Officer K. Goddard is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 14 between 11:20 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., suspects broke into a house in the 7400 block of Howard Drive in Port Tobacco and stole guns and a television. PFC D. Behm is investigating.

THEFT: During the overnight hours of Oct. 13-14, suspects stole four wheels and rims from a Chevy Tahoe parked in the 3100 block of Huntington Circle in Waldorf. PFC D. Walker is investigating.

BURGLARY REPORTED: On Oct. 12 between 6:20 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., suspects broke into a house in the 300 block of Garner Avenue in Waldorf and stole computers and game systems. PFC J. Foster is investigating.

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