TRAFFIC COLLISION LEADS TO DRUG ARREST: On April 10 at 3:52 a.m., officers responded to the area of Smallwood Drive and Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a man jumping up and down on the hood of his truck. When officers arrived, the man was gone but they found the truck partially in the median with the engine running, gear in drive and loud music playing. Glass, which shattered from the sunroof, was scattered around the area. Officers discovered two viles of suspected PCP and marijuana inside the vehicle as well as a digital scale. The driver, Antoine Joseph Johnson, 30, of Oxon Hill, pictured above, returned to the truck and was arrested without incident. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute and possession of drugs. PFC P. Deboe made the arrest.
SECOND-DEGREE BURGLARY: On April 9 between 12 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into Lisa's Pub in the 4300 block of Indian Head Highway in Indian Head and stole a small amount of money. The scene was processed and evidence was recovered. PFC VanHorn is investigating.
VEHICLES DAMAGED: Between April 6 - April 7, unknown suspect(s) broke out the windows of several cars in the Lancaster and Hampshire neighborhoods. Nothing was reported stolen. Officers processed the vehicles for evidence. PFC J. Feldman is investigating.
Joseph Eugene Penn, 31, and Billy Frank Stone Jr., 26, both of Waldorf, were arrested and charged with burglary and destruction of property. (Arrest photos)
OFFICERS LOCATE SUSPECTS IN ASSAULT AND DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On April 7 at 3:47 a.m., officers responded to the Waldorf Motel in the 2100 block of Crain Highway for the report of a burglary in progress. The suspects had been involved in an earlier altercation with the room's occupants who were known to them. The occupants opened the door and a struggle ensued. The suspects fled prior to police arrival but responding officers located them a short distance away. The suspects, Joseph Eugene Penn, 31, and Billy Frank Stone Jr., 26, both of Waldorf, were arrested and charged with burglary and destruction of property. Officer Makle made the arrest.
OFFICERS ARREST THEFT SUSPECT: On April 5, officers responded to a building supply business in the 4300 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a theft. Investigation showed the suspect went to the business on April 3 and picked up over $900 worth of electrical equipment and tools for a company he said he worked for. He provided a purchase order number and received the items; management later learned the man did not work there. Then, on April 5, the man called in another work order worth $100 and said he was picking the tools up for a different company. Management contacted the company and learned the man did not work there. The employees contacted police and when the suspect came to pick up the items, he was identified as the suspect in the earlier theft. Officers placed the suspect under arrest and transported him to the Charles County Detention Center where he provided a false name and social security number. A computer check revealed his true identity: Ricky Dorrell Smith, 40, of White Plains, pictured above. Smith was charged with two counts of theft, theft scheme, forgery and providing a false name. PFC K. Syvertsen is investigating.
CRIME SOLVERS TIP LEADS TO ARREST OF MAN SELLING DRUGS FROM ICE CREAM TRUCK: On March 30, members of the Charles County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit received a tip through Crime Solvers about a man selling drugs from an ice cream truck. The tipster indicated the suspect had just sold packets of marijuana and was believed to still be in possession of drugs. Officers located the truck near Bayswater Court and Sheffield Circle in Waldorf and initiated a traffic stop. A drug detection dog gave a positive alert. Several small baggies of suspected marijuana were recovered from the driver, Alexander Charles Hoskins, 20, of Waldorf, pictured above. Officers also found a large amount of currency inside the truck which had been kept separate from the currency he made on ice cream sales. Hoskins was charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs.