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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (February 8, 2013)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

TIP TO CHARLES COUNTY CRIME SOLVERS NETS TWO POUNDS OF MARIJUANA AND TWO ARRESTS: A call to the Charles County Crime Solvers tip line led Charles County Sheriff's narcotics investigators to two drug dealers and the seizure of at least two pounds of marijuana worth an estimated street value of $55,000.

Peter Louis Nikolai, 30, and Kristen Rene Stockman, 24, were arrested on Jan. 18 after detectives wrapped up a three-month long investigation into alleged drug dealing at their home in the 6200 block of Panther Court in Waldorf.

After serving a search warrant, investigators found plastic bottles, plastic bags, and other containers filled with marijuana. Labeled with names like "Pineapple Express," "Bubbadaddy," "Lemon Haze," "Strawberry Cough," and "Motherlode," the suspects sold the drugs to their customers from their car and home. Detectives also seized $5,000 in cash, drug paraphernalia, two guns and a Dodge Charger.

Nikolai and Stockman were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

ALERT: The CCSO is reminding citizens to get into the habit of locking doors and windows. There have been reports of thefts in which suspects have gained entry into dwellings and cars through unlocked doors and windows. Also, the CCSO wants to hear from anyone who sees something suspicious to say something and call police immediately. Very often, during a crime scene canvass, officers locate neighbors and witnesses who tell them they observed suspicious activity in the area but did not call police. If you see something suspicious, please call the CCSO and provide the call-taker with a good description of what you observed. Your call could make a difference.

CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING REWARD IN THEFT CASES: Between Jan. 30 - Feb 5, three cars were broken into in the parking lot of the Waldorf Fitness Center in the 3300 block of Plaza Way. The suspect(s) stole wallets, credit cards, purses, and a GPS which were left in plain view inside the cars. In one case, the suspect tried to purchase over $5,000 in merchandise at Best Buy using one of the stolen credit cards. A surveillance photo of that suspect was obtained and detectives want to hear from anyone who knows the suspect's identity. Anyone with information is asked to call the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. The Charles County Sheriff's Office is reminding citizens to never leave valuables inside a car. Officers have made numerous arrests in these types of cases and the suspects admit they target the parking lots of gyms because they know people often leave their wallets and purses inside their cars as they work out. PFC E. Baker is investigating.

DRUG ARREST: On Feb. 3 at 10:10 a.m., officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Lancaster Circle and Bluebird Lane. Upon approaching the car, officers detected the odor of marijuana and they noticed traces of the substance on the driver's shirt and spread throughout the inside of the car. Officers also noticed the driver had apparently placed a quantity of suspected marijuana inside his mouth to try to conceal it. The driver, Saquin Montel Butler, 20, and the passenger, Breon Salmon, 20, both of Waldorf, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Their car, a Toyota Camry, was also seized. Cpl. J. Jones made the arrest.

BURGLARY: Between Feb. 1- Feb. 4, unknown suspect(s) gained entry inside a shed in the 9800 block of Meadowview Drive in Newburg by opening an unlocked rear window. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole crystal glassware and tools. Officers canvassed the area and located a person who reported seeing a suspicious red short-bed truck driving through the area at about midnight a week earlier. The truck had an oversized ladder and the passenger in the vehicle had to hold onto it to keep it from falling. The CCSO is reminding residents to call police if they see something suspicious. Officers will respond to investigate. PFC. D. Raby is investigating.

BURGLARY: Between Feb. 1- Feb. 4, unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 4800 block of Congressional Place in Waldorf. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole an Xbox 360, several Xbox games, and jewelry. While canvassing the area, officers located a neighbor who found a Fed Ex package that belonged to the victim. The package had been opened, and left beside her house. The scene was processed for evidence. Officers determined the suspects cut the screen to a rear window and gained entry through the unlocked window. PFC M. Hancock is investigating.

BURGLARY: Between Feb. 2- Feb. 4, unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 11700 block of Laquinta Court and stole an Xbox system and games. PFC. L. Sershen is investigating.

THEFT: Between Feb. 2- Feb. 3, unknown suspect(s) stole wheels and rims from a car parked in the 4100 block of Bluebird Drive in Waldorf. PFC M. Wagner is investigating.

BURGLARY: Between Jan. 27 - Jan. 31, unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 15800 block of Wilson Road in Newburg and stole televisions, a game system, a CD player, and two containers of orange juice. PFC D. Sylvestre is investigating.

CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING REWARD IN ROBBERY CASE: On Jan. 31 at 11:05 a.m., an officer was flagged down by a man who said he was walking on a bike path near St. Thomas Drive when a lone male approached, pulled a gun and demanded the victim's money and coat. The victim complied and the suspect fled. A police K-9 team responded and conducted a track that ended on Ell Lane. The suspect is described as a black male, 18-24 years old, 6'0", thick build, wearing a light blue Helly Hanson coat, blue pants, light blue Airmax tennis shoes and a ski mask. Anyone with information is asked to call the CCSO at (301) 932-2222. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Officer J. Hatfield is investigating.

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE: On Jan. 31, between 4:25 a.m. - 3:25 p.m., unknown suspect(s) stole a catalytic converter from a car parked at a commuter bus lot in the 3200 block of Mattawoman Beantown Road. PFC D. Butler is investigating.

PATROL OFFICERS AND POLICE K-9 TEAM APPREHEND SUSPECT IN ATTEMPT BURGLARY: On Feb. 6 at 10:34 p.m., officers responded to a liquor store in the 9200 block of Crain Highway in Bel Alton for the report of an intrusion alarm. When officers arrived, they discovered the front door had been shattered but no one was inside. Canine officer Cpl. C. Roberts and his K-9 partner responded and initiated a track that led them to a nearby motel. While canvassing the area, officers located a man fitting the description of the suspect and subsequently recovered evidence linking the man to the attempt burglary. The suspect, Todd Royer Crampton, 30, of Welcome, was arrested and charged with attempt burglary.

BURGLARY: On Feb. 6 at 9:13 p.m., officers responded to the 3100 block of Westdale Court in Waldorf for the report of an intrusion alarm. When officers arrived, they discovered the front door to a residence was open as well as a rear balcony door. Officers processed the scene and discovered the suspect(s) used a ladder to reach the rear balcony and once inside, they attempted to steal a television but fled without taking anything. A police K-9 responded and conducted a track. Evidence was recovered during the search and officers are pursuing leads. Officer M. Armstrong is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Feb. 6 between 6:05 a.m. - 9:05 p.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 2400 block of Vidalia Court in Waldorf and stole jewelry, a handgun, and an Xbox. The scene was processed and evidence was recovered. Officer J. Hornickel is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Feb. 6 between 8 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 3900 block of Northgate Place in Waldorf and stole an Xbox, video games and cash. The point of entry was through an unlocked window at the rear of the house. Officers are looking into the possibility this case may be related to another burglary that occurred during the same time period in the 3800 block of Gateview Place in which suspects entered a house through a back window and stole cell phones and other electronics. Officers N. Garner and P. Tona are investigating.

BURGLARY: Between Feb. 1 - Feb. 5, unknown suspect(s) broke into a garage in the 7400 block of Bensville Road in White Plains and stole a snow blower. Officer D. Benthin is investigating.

BURGLARIES: On Feb. 6 between 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., unknown suspects(s) broke into an apartment in the 3000 block of Otter Square in Waldorf and stole game systems. The same suspects are believed to be responsible for another burglary on the same day in the 3000 block of October Place in which white china dishes were stolen. Officer J. Hatfield is investigating.

SUSPECT IN STRONG-ARM ROBBERY ARRESTED: On Feb. 6 at 4:47 p.m., officers initiated an investigation into a strong-arm robbery that occurred in the area of Woodland Drive and Indian Head Highway in Accokeek. The victim said he was approached by a lone male who implied he had a weapon and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled. Officers canvassed the area and located the suspect, Jonathan Bell, 26, of Accokeek. Bell was positively identified by the victim and placed under arrest. He was charged with robbery. Officer D. Benthin made the arrest.

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