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Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (Oct. 31, 2013)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

Ricky Cortez Moore, 42, of Clinton, Md. (Arrest photo)

CRIME SOLVERS FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK: Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Ricky Cortez Moore, 42, of Clinton (pictured above) who currently has outstanding warrants for violating probation on theft and child support charges. Moore is 6'2", 265 lbs., and has black hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on his right shoulder. Anyone with information about Moore's whereabouts is asked not to approach him but rather call the CCSO Warrant Unit at (301) 932-2222. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to his arrest. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit www.ccso.us to submit a web tip. For additional information about Crime Solvers see www.charlescountycrimesovlers.com.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 30 at 10:24 a.m., a homeowner reported someone had stolen an A/C unit and piping from her house in the 3800 block of Kelly Green Place in Waldorf. The house had been vacant for almost two years. Charles County Crime Solvers pays cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in crimes. Cpl. C. Campbell is investigating.

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On Oct. 29 at 3:38 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the intersection of Route 488 and Ellenwood Drive in La Plata for the report of a motor vehicle crash. The investigation revealed Amenidad Monteiro, 80, of Mitchellville, Md., was driving a Toyota RAV4 and attempting to turn left from Ellenwood Drive onto Route 488. Monteiro failed to yield the right of way to a patrol car being driven east on Route 488 by Officer M. Hancock. The vehicles collided in the intersection. Monteiro and a passenger in her vehicle, Aurora Polubiatka, 85, of Mitchellville, were transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (CRMC) for treatment of minor injuries. Officer Hancock was not seriously injured; he was evaluated at CRMC and released. Officer S. Stanley of the Traffic Operations Unit investigated.

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER IDENTIFIES ROBBERY SUSPECT, MAKES ARREST: On Oct. 29 between 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., a 15-year-old male was walking on a foot path in the 2600 block of Smallwood Drive West when a teenaged male tackled him and stole his Nike Air Force 180 shoes. The victim called his mother who notified police. Because the suspect was described as a teenager, Cpl. P. Anderson, a school resource officer at Westlake High School, became involved in the case. Through investigation, Cpl. Anderson developed a suspect - a 15-year-old student - who was then positively identified. Officers located the suspect at his house and also recovered the stolen tennis shoes. The suspect was arrested and charged with robbery, second-degree assault and theft.

OFFICERS INVESTIGATE SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY AND RECOVER HANDGUN: On Oct. 28 at 8:57 p.m., officers were in the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf when they observed a suspicious vehicle. Upon further investigation, officers recovered a handgun from the car. The driver, Franklin James Davis, 21, of Charlotte Hall was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a handgun.

THEFT FROM AUTO REPORTED: Between Oct. 27 - Oct. 28, a car owner reported someone broke into his car in the 10400 block of Silvervine Court in Waldorf and stole an iPod, iPad, macbook pro, and Sony navigation stereo system. The owner said the car was parked in the driveway and locked; there were no signs of forced entry; however, the front plastic grill had been removed. Officers canvassed the neighborhood and there were no other reported thefts. Charles County Crime Solvers pays cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in crimes. Officer V. Warker is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 28 at 12:39 a.m., officers responded to the 3900 block of St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf for the report of an intrusion alarm. When they arrived, it was clear someone had shattered a window. It appears the suspect(s) stole hundreds of dollars worth of Newport cigarettes. Charles County Crime Solvers pays cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in crimes. Cpl G. Barnhart, Sr. is investigating.

THEFT FROM AUTO REPORTED: Between Oct. 26 - Oct. 27, some stole a white iPad from a car in the 7100 block of Glen Albin Road in La Plata. Another car on her property was rummaged through and a third car was stolen. During the investigation, a citizen called the victim and told her he found some of her property in a trash can in Washington, D.C. The victim's car was not in the area. Officers are pursuing additional information. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Charles County Crime Solvers pays cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in crimes. Officer C. Campbell is investigating.

OFFICERS LOCATE STOLEN MINIVAN AND ARREST DRIVER: On Oct. 26 at 12:20 a.m., Pfc M. O'Shields was in the area of Smallwood Drive in Waldorf when he ran a license plate check on a Honda Odyssey. A computer check revealed the tags had been reported stolen. The driver of the van turned into a convenience store and parked. As officer O'Shields approached, two passengers suddenly jumped out of the vehicle and fled into a wooded area. The driver was detained. A check of the car's VIN revealed the van had been reported stolen in Prince William County, Va. Officers also recovered a small amount of marijuana inside the van. The driver, Adrian Donte McCray, 22, of Alexandria was arrested and charged with theft.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 25 between 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., someone broke into a house in the 5400 block of Chapman's Landing Road in Indian Head while the victim's were at a high school football game. The suspect(s) stole 7 long guns from a gun safe. The guns included 12 and 20 gauge shotguns. The house was ransacked and the suspect(s) also stole a small amount of cash. Officers are pursuing leads in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Charles County Crime Solvers pays cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in crimes. Pfc B. Moore is investigating.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT/NO ONE INJURED: On Oct. 24 at 5:51 p.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of Pinefield Road in Waldorf for the report of the sound of gunshots. Officers arrived and canvassed the area and located a 23-year-old male who said he was standing in his garage with the door open when a white car pulled up and someone in the car fired several shots; no one was struck. Officers processed the scene and found evidence suggesting the shots were not fired directly at the victim but rather at his house. Further, officers have determined the shooting was not a random act and that the male's house was intentionally targeted. Charles County Crime Solvers pays cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in crimes. Det. G. Higgs is investigating.

THREE CHARGED WTIH DRUG TRAFFICKING AND POSSESSION OF HANDGUN: On Oct .28 at 2:59 p.m., officers were called to a hotel in the 3700 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for possible drug activity. When officers arrived, a strong odor of marijuana was emanating in the hallway, directly outside a room. Officer S. Chandler stationed himself by the room when suddenly two people came walked out. At the same time, another person in the room saw the officer and ran to a bathroom where he started flushing drugs down the toilet. Officers observed marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia in plain sight and located a loaded handgun in the room as well. Officers also found a safe containing approximately a pound and a half of marijuana with a street value of about $5,300. In addition, more than $1300 in cash was found. Officers seized drugs, drug paraphernalia, a handgun, cash, six cell phones and a vehicle. Gregory Michael Francis Hill, 25, of La Plata; Michael Timothy Baggerly, 23, of La Plata; and Jacqueline Marie Quattlebaum, 19, of Port Tobacco were arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs, possession of a firearm, and drug trafficking.

LAUNDRY DETERGENTS STOLEN: On Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m., a male suspect entered a grocery store in the 3100 block of Marshall Corner Road in Bryans Road and put a large quantity of Tide laundry detergents in a grocery cart. The man then placed several packs of paper towels on top and walked out without paying. A witness provided officers with a description of the car and investigators are pursuing leads. Pfc B. Moore is investigating.

MAN CHARGED WITH DUI AND POSSESSION OF DRUGS: On Oct. 25 at 12:30 a.m., Sgt. F. Fetterolf initiated a traffic stop in the area of Berry Road after observing a violation. The driver appeared to be driving under the influence and he failed several field sobriety tests. Officers also found marijuana inside the car. Alexander Iannuzzi Dewey, 22, of Fort Washington was charged with driving while impaired and possession of marijuana. Cpl. C. Walter assisted with the arrest.

Images of the suspect caught on camera are shown above and investigators want to know who he is.
Images of the suspect caught on camera are shown above and investigators want to know who he is.
Store surveillance photos of an armed robbery suspect at the Bryantown Store on Oct 15, 2013.

DETECTIVES SEEK IDENTITY OF ROBBERY SUSPECT, CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: Charles County Sheriff's detectives are seeking the identity of a man wanted in connection with the robbery of a store. On Oct. 15 at 10:50 p.m., a lone male entered the Bryantown Store in the 6400 block of Leonardtown Road in Bryantown. He approached a clerk, showed a handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled. Images of the suspect caught on camera are shown above and investigators want to know who he is. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the suspect's identity. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 20-30 years-old, 5'7" - 5'9", thin build, wearing black faded jeans, a black hooded jacket with the hood over his head, a long white scarf covering his nose, black sun glasses, and gray shoes. He may have a tattoo on his left wrist.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. A. Celia at (301) 609-6518. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit www.ccso.us to submit a web tip. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered in this case.

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://somd.me/presumed-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. 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 http://somd.me/mdcasesearch . 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 http://somd.me/expungeme .

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