Kathy Diane Gateau, 56, and Earl Francis Douglas, 55, of Aquasco, Md.
OFFICERS ARREST SUSPECTS IN THEFT OF METALS: On April 10 at 10:15 a.m., officers responded to the 7000 block of Quicktree Farm Court in Hughesville for the report of a theft in progress. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who advised a man and a woman had just stolen approximately 20 metal dry wall liners. Officers located the suspects and recovered the stolen items. Kathy Diane Gateau, 56, and Earl Francis Douglas, 55, of Aquasco, were arrested and charged with burglary and theft. POI R. Walls is investigating.
THEFT OF COPPER WIRES: Between March 23 - March 26, unknown suspect(s) stole copper wiring from a house under construction in the 8700 block of Grassland Court in Bensville. Officer M. Mellott is investigating.
SECOND-DEGREE BURGLARY: On March 26, a homeowner notified police that unknown suspect(s) broke into his garage and stole tools. The theft occurred between March 17 - March 26. Officer J. Fromme is investigating.
THEFT OF A/C UNIT: Between March 19 - March 26, unknown suspect(s) stole an air conditioning unit from a house in the 3300 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Officer P. Alvarez is investigating.
OFFICERS APPREHEND ROBBERY SUSPECT: On March 25 at 10:19 p.m., officers responded to Popeye's in the 2400 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an attempted robbery that just occurred. According to witnesses, the suspect, Daniel Thomas Newman, 45, of no fixed address, pictured above, entered the Popeye's, approached an employee, implied he had a weapon, and demanded money. When the employee didn't respond, Newman started pushing the registers off the counter and onto the floor. The employee ran to the back of the restaurant and the suspect fled. Newman then ran to a nearby convenience store, walked behind the counter and began removing packs of cigarettes. The clerk, who was behind the counter at the time, ran out of the front doors and held them shut as Newman tried to exit. Officers arrived on the scene and arrested Newman without incident. He was charged with attempt robbery and attempt theft. Cpl. S. Brown and PFC J. Clagett made the arrest.
OFFICERS APPREHEND SUSPECT IN ASSAULT: On March 24 at 4:22 p.m., officers responded to a tattoo shop in the 11700 block of Central Avenue in Waldorf for the report of an assault that just occurred. The investigation revealed an employee of the shop asked the suspect to leave because the suspect brought a baby inside the business. The suspect began arguing with the victim and soon after, the argument turned into an altercation. The employee grabbed a stun-gun that was inside the store and told the suspect to leave. The suspect then pulled out a handgun and threatened the victim. The suspect's friends, who were in the business, convinced him to leave and they fled in a car. Officers canvassed the area and located the suspect's vehicle nearby. They initiated a traffic stop and arrested the suspect, Terence Andrew Dyson, 19, of Waldorf, pictured above. Officers found a handgun inside his car. He was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He was remanded to the Charles County Detention Center with a $50,000 bond. PFC J. Foster is investigating.
OFFICERS ARREST MAN IN FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On March 24 at 5:45 a.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Heathcote Road in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Investigation showed the suspect, Jueston Kyle Dorsey, 31, of Waldorf, pictured at left, stabbed the victim, 20, with a fork during an argument. The victim had a significant laceration to her face and wounds to her abdomen. Dorsey was arrested on the scene. The victim was transported to a hospital where she was treated and released. Dorsey was charged with first-degree assault and second-degree assault and remanded to the Charles County Detention Center. Officer D. Arends is investigating.
OFFICERS LOCATE FUGITIVE: On March 23 at 5:46 a.m., officers assigned to the CCSO Warrant Squad located and arrested Michael Scott Burke, 28, of Ridge, pictured at left, in connection with five outstanding warrants including charges of violation of probation, theft over $500, theft under $500, two counts of child support violations and theft under $100. Sgt. D. Bacon and Sgt. P. Willis of the CCSO Warrant Squad, along with the Maryland State Police and the US Marshals Office assisted in the arrest.
CCSO DETECTIVES SOLVE ROBBERY CASE AND SEEK SUSPECT'S WHERABOUTS: Charles County Sheriff's detectives have obtained an arrest warrant charging Wayne Elliott Hilliard, III, 25, of Silver Spring, pictured at left, in connection with a robbery that occurred last month. Hilliard has been on the run and investigators are seeking information about his whereabouts. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to his arrest.
On March 5 at 12:15 p.m., Hilliard approached an employee of a gas station in the 3600 block of Mattawoman Beantown Road in Waldorf as she was leaving work. He displayed a handgun and demanded money. A struggle ensued and Hilliard fled, taking a money bag the victim had been carrying. Detectives with the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division pursued several leads and subsequently identified Hilliard as the suspect.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Wayne Hilliard is asked to call the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit www.ccso.us to submit a web tip.
CHARLES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICER APPREHENDS THEFT SUSPECT: Charles County Sheriff's detectives have arrested the suspect responsible for stealing spare tires from vehicles parked at a local commuter parking lot and for breaking into numerous vending machines throughout the county. The suspect has also been linked to several thefts across the region including St. Mary's County and King George, Va. The arrest came about as the result of a patrol officer's observations.
On March 20, Pfc. Lerch was conducting a patrol check at the Smallwood Park and Ride when he observed a suspicious Ford F-150 in the parking lot. Upon seeing the officer, the driver left the parking lot, struck a car and kept going. Officer Lerch initiated a traffic stop and discovered the driver, Scott Christopher Beal, 39, of Waldorf, pictured above, was in possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Further, a tire was located in the bed of Beal's truck. A check revealed the tire had been stolen from a car parked at the Park and Ride.
A subsequent investigation by detectives assigned to the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division revealed Beal had stolen numerous spare tires from the Mattawoman Park and Ride last week. In addition, detectives linked Beal to multiple thefts from vending machines at area car washes including: Age to Age Automotive in Hughesville; Speedy Clean Car Wash in Bryans Road; Glasva Citgo; McDaniel's Car Wash in King George; Speedy Clean Car Wash in Waldorf; and Southern Pride Car Wash on Crain Highway.
Beal was arrested and charged with theft. He was remanded to the Charles County Detention Center with a $10,000 bond.