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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (May 1, 2012)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office has released the following incident and arrest reports.

80 POUNDS OF UNWANTED MEDICATIONS TURNED IN: Nearly 80 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired medications were collected on Saturday, April 28 as part of the National Take-Back Medications Day sponsored by local law enforcement agencies and the DEA.

PATROL OFFICERS FIND DRUGS DURING TRAFFIC STOP/DRIVER ARRESTED: On May 1 at 2:18 a.m., officers were working a radar assignment in the 6100 block of Indian Head Highway in Indian Head when a car sped through going 20 miles over the speed limit. A traffic stop was initiated and upon approaching the car, officers detected the odor of marijuana. Sixty individually packaged baggies of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia were recovered. The driver, Philip Maurice Mitchell, 18, of Washington, D.C., was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs. Officer V. Warker made the arrest.

OFFICERS APPREHEND THEFT SUSPECTS: On April 30 at 2:34 p.m., officers responded to the 3600 block of Iowa Road in Brandywine for the report of a theft in progress. A witness called police and stated two males were stealing propane tanks from a neighbor's yard. The witness confronted the suspects but was chased away after one suspect pulled out a hammer and threatened him. Both suspects fled the scene on foot. Officers canvassed the area and located the two suspects nearby. Robert William Dixon, 47, and Dillon Charles Dixon, 19, both of White Plains, were arrested and charged with theft. Further, officers discovered the suspects damaged a heating oil tank and approximately 80lbs of diesel oil had leaked out. Det. J. McKenzie is investigating.

BURGLARY: Sometime between April 23 and April 24, unknown suspects broke into a shed in the 1000 block of Dorsett Drive in Waldorf and stole tires and rims. PFC. Alvarez is investigating.

BARRICADE: On April 24 at 6:31 a.m., members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s Tactical Response Squad and Warrant/Fugitive Unit and members of the U.S. Marshal’s Joint Task Force responded to a residence in the 4200 block of Drake Court in Waldorf to serve arrest warrants on Marco Antoine Williams, 33. Williams was wanted by the ATF for felony possession of a firearm and furtherance of drug trafficking, and by the Maryland State Police for vehicle theft, fleeing police and various traffic offenses.

Shortly after officers arrived at the residence, Williams barricaded himself in an upstairs bedroom and refused to surrender to or to communicate with police. Ultimately, officers released tear gas and when they opened the bedroom door, they found Williams armed with a knife. An officer deployed his Taser, allowing officers to quickly take Williams into custody. Williams was transported to Civista Medical Center as a precaution but he was not injured. He was later transferred to the Charles County Detention Center, where he was being held pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. The barricade lasted about an hour.

ARMED ROBBERY: On April 23 at 8:30 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the Plaza Shell located at 3185 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the reported armed robbery. The investigation revealed the suspect entered the business, approached the cashier and demanded money from the register. When the cashier refused, the suspect revealed a handgun in his waistband. The cashier subsequently gave the suspect money and the suspect then demanded the cashier’s car keys. The cashier complied and the suspect fled in the cashier’s vehicle but abandoned it less than a mile from the store. The suspect was described as a white male with green eyes. He was between 40 and 50 years old and was wearing a blue jacket with white stripes on the sleeves. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment. All callers remain anonymous. Det. C. Wimberly is investigating.

HATE GRAFFITI: On April 21 about 10:30 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the baseball dugout at the Southern Maryland Christian Academy located at 9805 Faith Baptist Church Road in White Plains for the reported property destruction and offensive graffiti. The suspect(s) spray painted a swastika, KKK, profanity and 4/20, a common reference to marijuana, on the dugout. A witness observed two individuals outside a vehicle in the parking lot around 12:16 a.m. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment. All callers remain anonymous. Officer D. Raby is investigating.

STABBING: On April 20 at 10:31 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Jaybee Lane in La Plata for the reported stabbing. The investigation revealed the victim, a 39-year-old man, intervened in an argument between Joseph Henry Forbes, 32, of no fixed address and another man. A physical fight between Forbes and the victim ensued, during which Forbes brandished a knife and stabbed the victim in the torso. A witness called 911 and officers arrived and ultimately arrested Forbes. He was charged with first- and second-degree assault and carrying a deadly weapon. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. The victim was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Prince George’s Hospital Center, where he was treated for his injuries. Det. Y. Austin investigated.

FUGITIVE ARRESTED: On April 20 at 9:30 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers assigned to the Judicial Services Section arrested Travis Sinclair Green, 24, of La Plata, who was wanted for violating probation on a first-degree burglary offense and for a home detention parole violation. The officers found Green in the 60 block of Jameson Court in Indian Head and arrested him without incident. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

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