Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (July 16, 2012)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident reports.

HOMICIDE/CHARLES COUNTY CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING REWARD: On July 15 at 11:34 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers located a vehicle several yards off the roadway near Piney Church Road and St. Linus Drive in Waldorf. Upon inspection, officers found Michael Eugene Milstead, Jr., 32, of Oxon Hill, deceased inside the car; the apparent victim of a homicide. Forensic investigators processed the scene and the victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where the exact cause of death will be determined. Detectives are pursuing leads and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Shankster at (301) 609-6513. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit to submit a web tip. Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY REPORTED: On July 12 at 4:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of Cobb Island Road near High Avenue in Cobb Island for the report of suspicious activity. According to two 11-year-old girls, they were riding their bikes near the Cobb Island Baptist Church when a white van approached. The driver of the van slowed down and asked the girls if they would help him find his dog; he even offered to put their bicycles in the back of the van. The girls told the man "no" and rode their bikes home and told a parent. The girls' parents checked with people in the community to see if anyone knew the man and later reported the incident after determining no one could verify the man's identity.

The driver of the van is described as an older white male with gray hair - long enough that it got in his eyes - and a gray moustache that curled up on either side. He was wearing a green t-shirt with black letters. The van had no windows or markings. Anyone with information is asked to call the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222. PFC. D. Raby is investigating.

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