Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (December 12, 2012)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER APPREHENDS SUSPECT IN ROBBERY AT SCHOOL: Swift action taken by a high school student, a teacher, and a Charles County Sheriff's Office School Resource Unit officer at North Point High School led to the arrest of a 20-year-old Waldorf man minutes after he and an accomplice entered the school without authorization and robbed the student of shoes.

Officer R. Anderson was monitoring dismissal at Davis Middle School at 3:10 p.m. Nov. 29 when a teacher at the neighboring North Point High School, located at 2500 Davis Road in Waldorf, approached him to report the robbery. The initial investigation revealed that shortly after the North Point's dismissal bell rang, two men in their 20s, who were not students, entered the school and approached the student, a 17-year-old male, in the hallway. One of the men, later identified as Daryl Timothy Young, 20, of Waldorf, stole a pair of Nike Air Jordan Olympic 7 Retro basketball sneakers, which the student was carrying. During the robbery, Young reached for his waistband and implied he had a weapon. The teacher witnessed the incident and confronted Young, who again reached for his waistband and implied he was armed. Young and his accomplice left the school and had last been seen walking down Davis Road.

Officer Anderson entered is patrol car and drove down Davis Road, where he quickly found and detained the two suspects. As a result of the investigation, the officer charged Young with robbery and transported him to the Charles County Detention Center, where he was being held pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Charges are pending against the accomplice.

There is no indication that the victim and the accused were acquainted. Neither Young nor his accomplice were students at North Point.

DETECTIVES CHARGE SUSPECT IN ARMED ROBBERY OF WESTLAKE DASH-IN: On Dec. 10, Charles County Sheriff's detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division arrested a 15-year-old male in connection with the armed robbery of the Westlake Dash-In that occurred on Dec. 1 at 3:50 p.m. During the robbery, the suspect entered the store, approached a clerk, showed part of a gun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled. Detectives received a tip in the case and subsequently identified the suspect. Investigators also recovered evidence at the suspect's house linking him to the crime. The youth was charged with armed robbery and remanded to a juvenile holding facility.

THEFT: Between Dec. 7 - Dec. 10, unknown suspect(s) stole a trailer from the parking lot of a business in the 8300 block of Old Leonardtown Road in Waldorf. The trailer is black and has diamond plating on the front lower half. At the time the trailer was stolen, it was loaded with trash. Pfc. M. Hancock is investigating.

BURGLARY: Between Dec. 5 - Dec. 8, unknown suspects kicked in the front door to a vacant house in the 1300 block of Wilson Road in Waldorf and stole a gas stove. Cpl. J.A. Burroughs is investigating.

BURGLARY: Between Dec. 6- Dec. 8, unknown suspects stole several large pieces of pottery from the Waldorf Pottery in the 4700 block of Crain Highway in White Plains. One of the items was recovered by officers who canvassed the area after the break-in was reported. Officer K. Lerch is investigating.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Dec. 8 at 1:03 a.m., two men were inside the WOW Café and Wingery in the 3000 block of Waldorf Market Place when they were approached by two males. An argument ensued between the two groups of men at which point one of the males threw a punch. At that point, Ricardo Anthony Davis, 45, of Washington, D.C., pulled out a knife and stabbed the two men who initially approached. One victim, 40, of Suitland, was stabbed in his neck and the other male, 37, of Washington, D.C., was stabbed in the back of the head. Both men fled the restaurant where an off-duty Charles County Sheriff's Officer - who was working secondary employment - observed them and rendered immediate aid. The suspect, Davis, exited the restaurant and continued to threaten the victims at which point the officer, Cpl. C. Roberts, was able to apprehended him and place him in handcuffs. While Cpl. Roberts was waiting for back-up and continuing to render aid to the victims, the suspect attempted to flee but was apprehended by an off-duty officer who was responding to the scene. The victims were transported to a hospital where they were treated for their injuries and later released. Davis was charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon. He was remanded o the Charles County Detention Center. Investigators from the Criminal Investigations Division are continuing their investigation and charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

R.R.E (RACIAL/RELIGIOUS/ETHNIC) CRIME: On Dec. 7 between 7:20 a.m. - 10 a.m., unknown suspect(s) scribbled a racial slur in pencil on a door inside a stall in the boy's bathroom at Thomas Stone High School. Cpl. J. Cooney is investigating.

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