Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (November 9, 2011)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

OFFICERS ARREST SUSPECT IN BURGLARY: On Nov. 7 at 5:09 p.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Indian Court in Waldorf for the report of a burglary in progress. Cpl. J. Hopkins arrived and observed James Edward Rayle, Jr., 32, of no fixed address, inside the house. Rayle was in possession of a screwdriver which he used to gain entry into the house. He was arrested and charged with burglary. The house was vacant and under foreclosure proceedings.

DRUG ARREST: On Nov. 5 at 8:41 p.m., P.O. Gilroy was patrolling the area of the Bryans Road Shopping Center when she observed a man sitting in a car behind the Tire Center. As she investigated, the man fled from the car and ran into a wooded area. Officer Gilroy pursued on foot and observed the man throw a bag of crack cocaine to the ground. The suspect, Terrell Derrico Butler, 29, of Bryans Road, was located hiding behind a tree. He was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On Nov. 5 at 10:32 a.m., officers responded to the area of Route 301 and Smallwood Drive in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a car and an ambulance. A preliminary investigation showed the ambulance was responding to a call with lights and siren. Traffic at Smallwood Drive stopped and the ambulance proceeded through but was struck by an Isuzu. No one in the ambulance was injured. The driver and passenger of the SUV were transported to a local hospital where they were treated for non life-threatening injuries. The investigation is continuing.

BURGLARY: On Nov. 4 between 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 6000 block of New Forest Court in Waldorf and stole a 42 inch TV. PFC J. Feldman is investigating.

ROBBERY: On Nov. 4 at 2:57 a.m., a male suspect entered the 7-Eleven on Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. He approached a clerk, implied he had a weapon and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled. The Criminal Investigations Division is investigating.

DEATH INVESTIGATION: On Nov. 3 at 12: 07 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources were called to the 8500 block of Neptune Lane in Bel Alton for the report of a body in the Port Tobacco River. Investigators found Barbara Ann Wood, 52, of Lexington Park, deceased near the shoreline. There were no apparent signs of trauma and no obvious signs of foul play. Family members say Ms. Wood was last seen on Nov. 2 near her parent's home on Neptune Lane. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore will conduct an autopsy. The investigation is continuing.

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