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Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (May 16, 2013)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ATTEMPT STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On May 16 at 9:25 a.m., a male suspect entered a drug store in the 100 block of Smallwood Village Drive in Waldorf and proceeded to the pharmacy area where he hopped over the counter and demanded narcotic pills. He fled when the clerk said she did not have access to the medicine. The suspect is described as a white male, 5'8", 150 lbs., wearing a dark gray hooded shirt, black gloves, a dark bandana, faded blue jeans and white shoes. Nothing was stolen and no one was injured. POI A. Fenlon is investigating.

MAN CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On May 15 at 1:50 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Route 925 near Acton Lane when he observed a large crowd of people in the parking lot of a bar. As he got closer, the officer noticed a male subject was trying to start a fight. The officer intervened and stopped the altercation. A computer check revealed the man, Justin Johnson, 24, of Waldorf, had an open warrant for an assault that occurred elsewhere. The officer tried to take Johnson into custody, but he resisted. He was subdued and placed inside the car. Johnson continued to act disorderly and kicked the rear side window of the police car, breaking out the window frame. He was transported to the detention center where he was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and destruction of property. Pfc. R. Bagley made the arrest.

THEFT OF A FOUR WHEELER: Sometime between May 7 - May 8, unknown suspect(s) stole a yellow, 2003 Suzuki four wheeler from the bed of a pickup truck which was parked in the 8700 block of Mitchell Road in La Plata. Pfc J. Walter is investigating.

UPDATE ON SUSPECT DESCRIPTION REGARDING THEFTS FROM AUTOS IN WALDORF NEIGHBORHOOD: Last week, several cars were broken into on Carroll Drive, Meadowsweet Drive, and Cygnet Drive in Waldorf. Valuables such as purses, brief cases, navigation systems, sunglasses, an IPad, a laptop and money were left inside the cars and subsequently stolen. Officers conducted a neighborhood canvass and located a witness who reported seeing a male inside one of the cars during the times the thefts occurred but the witness thought the person was the car owner; it was not. The man is described as a white male, stocky build, beard, wearing a black hat, a gray sweatshirt, and jeans. He was also carrying a flash light. The CCSO is reminding residents to remove valuables from vehicles when leaving a car unattended. Also, if you see something unusual, take a few minutes to continue watching and report any suspicious activity. Pfc K. Newman is investigating.

THEFT FROM AUTO: On May 13 at 4:50 p.m., a witness flagged down a patrol officer in the 2400 block of Shellcove Court in Waldorf after discovering a black purse in her yard. The officer canvassed the area and noticed glass lying on the roadway up the street from where the purse was found. The officer contacted the homeowner and they discovered the victim's car had been broken into overnight. The victim said she left her empty purse inside the car. The property was returned to the victim and officers are pursuing leads. Officer M. Kelly is investigating.

PATROL OFFICER APPREHENDS SUSPECT WHO BROKE INTO CAR: On May 13 at 2:40 a.m., officers responded to the 5500 block of Hole Shot Place in Pomfret for the report of a theft in progress. The homeowner reported he heard a loud noise coming from the area of his driveway. When he went to investigate, he observed the interior light of his truck was on and he saw a man inside. As the owner approached, the suspect fled. The victim called 911 and gave officers a description of the suspect and his car. Pfc. B. Flynn spotted the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The suspect, Brett Alexander Villalon, 25, of Waldorf, was positively identified as the man inside the victim's car. Evidence linking Villalon to the crime was recovered. Villalon was charged with attempted theft.

ATTEMPT ARMED ROBBERY: On May 11 at 10:42 p.m., two suspects entered a gas station mini-mart on St. Thomas Drive in Waldorf, displayed a gun and demanded money. The clerk recognized the gun was a BB gun and he refused to comply; the suspects fled. A police K-9 conducted a track which led to a nearby neighborhood. Anyone with information is asked to call the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit to submit a web tip. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects.

OFFICERS APPREHEND ROBBERY SUSPECTS: On May 11 at 6:45 p.m., the victim and his friends were walking in the area of Dorchester Circle in Waldorf when they were approached by a teenaged suspect. The suspect demanded the victim hand over a pair of tennis shoes he was carrying but the victim refused. The suspect grabbed the shoes and tried to take them away but the victim resisted and the two began to struggle. Eventually, the suspect was able to get the shoes and he fled with a group of other teens who were nearby. Officers responded and subsequently learned the victim's friends were familiar with the suspect. Officers obtained a lookout and canvassed the area. The suspects were located a short time later in a nearby neighborhood. The robbery suspect, 14, of White Plains, was arrested and charged with robbery, theft and possession of marijuana. Another teen, 17, from Bowie, was charged with possession of marijuana. A third male, Tymark Cochiesse Wells, 20, of White Plains, was arrested after a computer check revealed he had an open warrant for robbery that occurred in Virginia. Officers Sokoloff, Morales and Dennin made the arrests.

CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD FOR IDENTITY OF ROBBERY SUSPECTS: On May 11 at 6:19 a.m., two males entered a convenience store in the 7100 block of Indian Head Highway in Bryans Road. One suspect walked behind the counter while the other suspect stayed by the front door with his hand under his shirt implying he had a gun. The suspects took dozens of cartons of cigarettes and fled in a gold colored passenger car. A surveillance camera captured photos of the suspects (shown above). One male is about 40-years-old, 6'0", heavy build and wearing a blue, long-sleeved shirt. The other suspect is about 20, 5'5" wearing a yellow shirt with stripes. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. G. Higgs of the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 609- 6498. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit to submit a web tip. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects.

PATROL OFFICER FINDS DRUGS IN CAR: On May 9 at 6:41 p.m., Officer V. Warker responded to the area of Jack Rabbit Court and Jaguar Court in Waldorf for the report of suspicious activity. When Officer Warker arrived on the scene, he observed a white Lexus with no registration plates. Officer Warker initiated a traffic stop whereupon he detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the car. After further investigation, Officer Warker found 42 grams of marijuana and a digital scale inside the vehicle. A juvenile female, 17, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance. A male occupant, Frederick Crawford, 20, of Clinton, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.

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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