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Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (November 1, 2011)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

SCAM ALERT: The CCSO has been made aware of a scam involving credit cards. Residents are receiving automated messages - allegedly from their bank - indicating their credit card has been compromised. The message prompts people to call an 800 number to fix the problem. If you call this number, another automated message directs you to provide your personal information which suspects later use to obtain fraudulent credit cards in your name or make on-line transactions with your account. If you suspect fraud, please call your bank directly and not the 1-800 number that is given through the automated service.

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On Oct. 31 at 6:52 a.m., officers responded to the area of Billingsley Road and St. Francis Drive in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord was attempting to cross Billingsley Road from St. Francis Drive when he struck a county school bus which was traveling west on Billingsley Road. The driver of the Accord was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. None of the 19 high school students on the bus had any visible injuries. The Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

THEFT FROM AUTO: Between Oct. 28 - Oct. 30, unknown suspect(s) stole power tools from an unlocked van in the 16000 block of Beechnut Drive in Brandywine. PFC Sershen is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Between Oct. 28 - Oct. 30, unknown suspect(s) punctured two tires on a car parked in the 6700 block of Merri-A-Lee Way in Hughesville. PFC Sershen is investigating.

DRUG ARREST: On Oct. 29 at 5:51 p.m., officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Mattawoman Beantown Road at Chipmunk Place in Waldorf. Upon making contact with the driver, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers found several plastic bags containing about 257 grams of marijuana with a street value estimated at $2,000. The occupants, Tyrone Bryant, 27, Javon Jackson, 26, and Miguel Santana, 21, all of Waldorf, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute. Officer M. Kelly is investigating.

BURGLARY: Between Oct. 28 - Oct. 29, unknown suspect(s) kicked in the front door of a house on King James Place in Waldorf and stole game systems. Cpl C. Campbell is investigating.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Oct. 29 at 1:49 a.m., officers responded to an assault at the Hard Times Café at 1120 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. The victim, 38, told officers he was stabbed multiple times by the suspect during a physical altercation in the parking lot. Officers quickly located the suspect, Anthony Bealle, 34, of Leonardtown, and placed him under arrest. He was charged with attempt first-degree murder and first-degree assault. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries. The victim and suspect are acquaintances. Det. J. Elliott is investigating.

THEFT: On Oct. 28 during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) stole four tires from a car parked in the 11000 block of Calico Woods Place in Waldorf. Unknown suspect(s) also removed the tires from a car parked in the 11000 block of Poundberry Camp Place. Evidence was recovered and is being processed. The Criminal Investigations Division is investigating.

OFFICERS CONDUCT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE INSPECTION: On Oct. 28, officers assigned to the Traffic Operations Unit conducted a commercial vehicle inspection in the area of Dentsville in response to concerns from residents about unsafe trucks traveling the roadways. Officers inspected 18 vehicles, issued 15 warnings, 2 citations, and placed 2 commercial vehicles out of service for safety violations.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 27, between 6:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) kicked in the back door of a house in the 2700 block of Worthington Street in Waldorf and stole electronics. PFC J. Feldman is investigating.

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