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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (November 20, 2012)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

DETECTIVES IDENTIFY SUSPECTS CONNECTED TO MULTIPLE BURGLARIES: Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey said good police work and a thorough investigation led detectives to the identities of two suspects wanted in connection with multiple burglaries. Arrest warrants have been issued for Jonathan Jamal Warren, 23, and William David Harper, 22, both of Waldorf. Investigators are seeking their whereabouts and Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to their arrest.

Since late October, the suspects broke into at least six homes in the Waldorf area and stole jewelry, iPods, cash, guns, game systems and other electronics. During one of the burglaries, officers recovered evidence which detectives used to track down the identity of the suspects and subsequently link them to the crimes.

Warren and Harper may be operating a silver, four-door Honda passenger car with Maryland tags LSE - 478 and they could be armed. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division at (301) 932-2222. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit www.ccso.us to submit a web tip.

CCSO SEEKS IDENTITY OF ROBBERY SUSPECTS: Charles County Sheriff's detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division are seeking the public's help identifying the suspects responsible for a robbery. Based on a witness's description, a CCSO forensic sketch artist created a sketch of one of the suspects and investigators are asking anyone with information to call police.

On October 23 at 10:30 a.m., several armed suspects entered a rental house in the 4200 block of Jambeau Place in White Plains and demanded money. The victims, who were new tenants, complied and the suspects fled. Detectives say the house was targeted but the victims were not the intended targets.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222 or Det. Austin at (301) 609-6504. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit www.ccso.us to submit a web tip.

MAN CHARGED IN HIT AND RUN CRASH: Charles County Sheriff's officers assigned to the Traffic Operations Unit have charged Dominque Akeem Hayes, 23, of Brandywine, in connection with a hit and run crash. On Nov. 4 at 10:45 p.m., a 52-year-old male was found unconscious on the side of Poplar Hill Road in Waldorf; it was apparent he had been struck by a car. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was admitted with life-threatening injuries. Officers recovered evidence on the scene and identified the striking vehicle as an Infiniti QX4. A lookout for the vehicle was published and soon after, officers received information regarding the case. Officers recovered the striking vehicle and identified Hayes as the driver. Further investigation revealed Hayes and the victim had been involved in a dispute at a relative's house in Brandywine. The victim left the house and walked away on foot. Hayes followed in his truck and struck the victim near the intersection of Poplar Hill Road and Slater Drive. Hayes was arrested on Nov. 6 and charged with first-degree assault and second-degree assault.

OFFICERS APPREHEND BURGLARY SUSPECTS: On Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m., officers were called to the 2600 hundred block of Hamilton Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary in progress. The suspects were trying to kick down a rear door of a house. Officers arrived and spotted the suspects walking down the street. After confirming a burglary occurred, the suspects, both 16-year-old males, were arrested and charged with burglary. They were released to their parents. PFC D. Walker is investigating.

MAN CHARGED WITH FILING FALSE POLICE REPORT: On Nov. 13, detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division charged Jason John Weil, 38, of La Plata, with filing a false report after Weil claimed his expensive motorcycle had been stolen weeks earlier. Officers found the motorcycle hidden in a trailer at Weil's neighbor's house. Det. D. Savoy investigated.

MAN CHARGED WITH FLEEING FROM OFFICERS AND DWI: On Nov. 13 at 12:56 a.m., officers attempted to stop a speeding vehicle in the area of Budds Creek Road and Trinity Church Road. The driver refused to pull over but eventually stopped in the 36000 block of Army Navy Drive in St. Mary's County. The driver attempted to run away on foot but was apprehended. Anthony Russell Thomas, 50, of La Plata, was subsequently charged with driving while impaired. Cpl D. Garino made the arrest.

BURGLARY SUSPECTS LOCATED/SUSPECTS IN POSSESSION OF PCP: On Nov. 10 at 7:28 p.m., officers responded to the Waldorf Hotel at 2125 Crain Highway for the report of a man, possibly armed with a weapon, inside one of the rooms. Officers were able to make entry to the room and discovered two men inside. A computer check revealed the men, William David Harper, 22, and Jonathan Jamel Warren, 23, were wanted in connection with multiple open warrants relating to burglaries in the White Oak area of Waldorf. In addition, officers found a bottle of suspected PCP. Both suspects were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and multiple counts of burglary. Officers J. Morales, R. Kimble and A. Fenlon made the arrests.

BURGLARY: On Nov. 12 at 12:04 a.m., unknown suspects broke into the Waldorf Elks Lodge in the 2200 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf and stole money. Officers processed the scene, recovered evidence and are pursuing information. Officer M. Armstrong is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Nov. 11 between 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., unknown suspects broke into an apartment in the 2400 block of Lake Drive in Waldorf and stole money. Officer J. Fenlon is investigating.

BURGLARIES: On Nov. 9, officers responded to the 12000 block of Indian Lane in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. A rear glass door had been shattered but the homeowner reported it did not appear anything was stolen. While canvassing the area, officers discovered a back door to a house on the same street had also been shattered. It appeared jewelry and electronics had been stolen from that house. Officer B. Kunz is investigating.

THEFT FROM AUTO: Between Nov. 8 - 9, unknown suspects(s) entered a car in the 11000 block of Galla Place in La Plata and stole a hunting bow, a bow case and other hunting equipment. Officers processed the scene for evidence. A neighborhood canvass was conducted but it did not appear any other cars had been broken into. Officer B. Flynn is investigating.

MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING POLICE OFFICERS: On Nov. 8 at 2:06 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Homette Place in Waldorf for the report of a suspicious person. Officers arrived and observed the suspect, Joseph Marvin Swann, 31, of Waldorf, walking in the middle of the roadway and carrying the American flag on a wooden post. Swann was yelling and cursing. As officers attempted to apprehend Swann, he kicked one officer and spat on the other officer. Swann was subdued and placed in a patrol car. A computer check revealed Swann had five open warrants including resisting arrest and assault. As Swann was being transported to the jail, he kicked out a rear window of the police car. He was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault, and destruction of property.

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.

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