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Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (Nov. 26, 2013)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

MISSING WOMAN LOCATED/SILVER ALERT CANCELED: Charles County Sheriff's detectives say Gladys Louk, 86, of Jessup has been located. Louk was reported missing on Nov. 24 after she left a house in Waldorf and never arrived at her residence in Jessup. A Silver Alert (similar to an Amber Alert) was issued and her vehicle was entered into a national data base. Ms. Louk was found by a citizen early this morning in Olney, Montgomery County, Maryland; she said she was lost. Ms. Louk has since been reunited with her family.

DETECTIVES SEEK MAN'S IDENTITY: Charles County Sheriff's detectives are seeking the identity of a man wanted in connection with an assault that occurred sometime on Nov. 21 in a wooded area near the 4500 block of Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the identity of the suspect. Prior to the assault, the suspect was inside a store and investigators obtained his photo from a surveillance camera. The suspect is described as possibly being in his 30's, 5'8", 200 lbs., and wore his hair in dreadlocks. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Selkirk at (301) 609-6595. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may call 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.

MAN PULLS OUT TWO SWORDS DURING ARREST: On Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m., officers assigned to the Warrant Squad responded to the 1000 block of Floyd Avenue in Waldorf to serve an arrest warrant for Michael Peter Truckner, 42, who had an open warrant charging him with violation of probation relating to a DWI arrest. Truckner, who was outside when officers arrived, became disorderly as soon as he saw the officers. He ran to the side of his house and grabbed a five-foot long cylinder object which resembled a broom handle. As officers approached, Truckner pulled the cylinder apart and separated it into two objects, each with a sword about two feet in length on either end. He held a sword in each hand and took up a fighting stance. Officers pulled their firearms and a TASER but as they began TASER deployment, Truckner's mother ran up and grabbed the swords and refused to drop the weapons. An officer tried to gain control of her and in doing so, his firearm discharged; no one was struck. Truckner was subdued and placed under arrest. He was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, possession of a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest and violation of probation for a DWI. His mother, Ingrid Truckner, was arrested and charged with assault, hindering and failure to obey a lawful order. Ingrid Truckner's grandson, 15, was also arrested after he attempted to hinder in both arrests.

BURGLARY: Sometime between Nov. 16 and Nov. 23, someone broke into an unoccupied house in the 6600 block of Hawkins Gate Road in La Plata and stole several firearms, tools and money. Officers believe the suspect entered the house through an unlocked basement door. Officer R. Snyder is investigating.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Nov. 22 at about 11 a.m., officers from the US Marshals Service and the Charles County Sheriff's Office were attempting to serve an arrest warrant for a suspect who was wanted by the Metropolitan Police Department for a robbery. Detectives received information David Tyrone Robinson, 21, of Washington, D.C. was staying at the Relax Inn in Bel Alton. Officers observed Robinson exit the room at which time they placed him under arrest. During the arrest, a 43-year-old male came out of the room and indicated he had been shot earlier, prior to police arrival. Officers observed a gunshot wound to the man's upper body. He was transported to a hospital with a non life-threatening injury. CCSO detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division are continuing the investigation but at this point, the man has not provided additional information. Det. J. Elliott is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On Nov. 22 during the overnight hours, someone threw a large boulder through the windshield of a car parked in the 4600 block of Harwich Drive in Waldorf. Officers canvassed the area and no other cars were damaged. Cpl. R. Heishman is investigating.

OFFICERS APPREHEND SUSPECT PASSING COUNTERFEIT MONEY: On Nov. 19 at 5 p.m., officers were called to the St. Charles Town Center for the report of a man who tried to use a counterfeit $100 bill. The man was leaving the mall when Officer E. Scuderi spotted him. The suspect saw Officer Scuderi and fled. Officer T. Yates, who was on holiday patrol, saw the man run across Crain Highway and pursued the suspect on foot. Officer Yates apprehended the man behind a gas station. Gregory Thomas Langley, 19, of Washington, D.C. was arrested and charged with theft and resisting arrest. Further investigation showed Langley was able to successfully pass a counterfeit bill at one of the stores.

ARMED ROBBERY/CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: On Nov. 19 at 2:03 p.m., officers responded to a dry cleaning store in the area of St. Patrick's Drive in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Two men entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The victims complied and the suspects fled. Officers and a police K-9 searched the area and detectives are pursuing leads. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. J. Austin at (301) 609- 6504. Tipsters 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 cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest of the suspects. For additional information about Crime Solvers see www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com.

CRIME SOLVERS ISO: Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Michael Dean Bartholomew, 53, of Newburg, who currently has outstanding warrants for theft, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and violation of probation relating to a peace order. Bartholomew is 5'7", 145 lbs., and has brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information about Bartholomew'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. Tipsters 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.

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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