Charles County Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (March 14, 2013)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PATROLS: Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey said CCSO officers will be out this St. Patrick's Day conducting saturation patrols looking for impaired drivers. Across the nation, St. Patrick's Day has become a popular night out to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of drunk drivers, the night out has also become very dangerous. "We ask that if you're planning to go out, simply designate a sober driver," said Sheriff Coffey. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show 9,878 people were killed in 2011 in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes. These alcohol impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 31 percent of the total motor vehicle traffic deaths.

BURGLARY: On March 13 between 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked window of a house in the 3100 block of Franklin Court in Waldorf and stole jewelry, an iPad and money. Pfc. R. Bagley is investigating.

POSSIBLE ATTEMPT BURGLARY: On March 13 at 12:10 p.m., officers responded to the 3900 block of Northgate Place in Waldorf for the report of a possible burglary. The homeowner arrived home and found her front door had been kicked in. The house was searched and nothing appeared to be missing. POI A. Fenlon is investigating.

TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DUI AND DRUG ARRESTS: On March 12 at 2:35 a.m., PFC K. Syvertsen observed a silver Mercedes driving north in the southbound lanes of Route 210. A traffic stop was initiated near Chapman Landing Road. The driver, Keith Pope, 44, of Washington, D.C., was found to be under the influence of alcohol. In addition, he was in possession of a bag of crack/cocaine. The passenger, Sean Dishman, 45, of Washington, D.C., was in possession of a crack pipe. Both men were arrested and charged with possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pope was also charged with driving under the influence.

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: 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. You can find additional information about the case by searching the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database using the accused's name and date of birth. The database is online at . Persons named who have been found innocent or not guilty of all charges in the respective case, and/or have had the case ordered expunged by the court can have their name, age, and city redacted by following the process defined at .

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