LA PLATA, Md. (October 10, 2012)The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
DEATH INVESTIGATION: On October 5 at 5:31 p.m., officers responded to Trinity Lake in Charlotte Hall for the report of a drowning. Investigation revealed Raymond Hostetler Yoder, 30, of Charlotte Hall was fishing out of a kayak when the kayak flipped over and he fell out. Yoder went under water and did not resurface. A relative who was watching from the shoreline summoned help and emergency workers responded. Charles County Sheriff's officers and members of the Mechanicsville, Hughesville and Newburg volunteer fire departments attempted to locate Yoder to no avail. The Charles County Dive and Rescue Team responded and, after utilizing sonar equipment, located Mr. Yoder about two hours later. Yoder was not wearing any personal flotation devices and it appears this was an accidental drowning.
BURGLARY: Between Oct. 7 - Oct. 10, unknown suspect(s) broke into a vacant house in the 13300 block of Ryceville Road in Mechanicsville and stole piping. Witnesses noticed a white pick-up truck canvassing the area but are not sure it had anything to do with the break-in. PFC J. Morales is investigating.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On Oct. 9 between 6 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a car at the Mattawoman Beantown Park and Ride in Waldorf and damaged the car's ignition and stereo system. Officer P. Morgan III is investigating.
BURGLARY: Between Oct. 8 - Oct. 9, unknown suspect(s) broke into two garages at two different homes in the 7700 block of Chapel Point Road in La Plata and stole two golf carts. One of the homeowners was not sure if he closed the garage door prior to leaving his house. Officer J. Campbell is investigating.
OFFICERS APPREHENED BURGLARY SUSPECT: On Oct. 6 at 2:15 p.m., officers responded to the 13000 block of Poplar Hill Road in Waldorf for the report of a burglary in progress. When officers arrived, they met with a man who said he was doing plumbing work at the house which is currently being renovated. The man said he saw that the side door to the house had been kicked open and when he entered, he observed the suspect standing inside. The plumber confronted the suspect who began walking outside. The witness took photos of the suspect with his cell phone and called 911. Officers arrived and set up a perimeter. Police K-9 teams responded as well. The suspect, Tarique Jarrod Day, 31, of Capitol Heights, was found hiding in a wooded area and was apprehended without incident. Officers found his car parked on Forest View Drive which is a short distance away. Day was charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, destruction of property and trespassing. Officer P. Arends is investigating.
THEFT FROM AUTOS: Between Oct. 7 - Oct. 8, unknown suspect(s) broke into two cars in the 4100 block of Falcon Place in Waldorf and stole a dash board DVD/CD player and a Sean John jacket from one car and a dash board DVD player from another car. Both vehicles were processed for evidence. Officer K. Newman is investigating.
BURGLARY: Between Sept. 29 - Oct. 7, unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 5000 block of Merrymount Court in Waldorf and stole game systems. There were no signs of forced entry. Officer R. Walls is investigating.
Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presumption_of_innocence. Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned.