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Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (March 31, 2014)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested Jarred Darnell Brown, 25, of Washington, D.C., in connection with a robbery that occurred on January 30 in the 3200 block of Plaza Way in Waldorf. Brown walked up to a man who was approaching a bank to make a deposit, assaulted him and stole the deposit bag the man was carrying. Detectives from the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division pursued leads and a forensic artist created a sketch of the suspect. Based on additional information, Brown was identified and an arrest warrant was obtained. Brown turned himself in to officers on March 13. He was charged with robbery, second-degree assault and theft. Det. T. Hemsley investigated.

MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT: On March 23 at 3:50 a.m., officers responded to the 4000 block of Bullitt Neck Road in Marbury for an assault in progress. The victim told officers the suspect, Joel Galloway, 20, of La Plata, came to his house and attempted to gain entry. He attacked the victim and then used a chain saw to cut up some of the victim’s property. Galloway fled in a brown older model Ford pickup with horns mounted on the hood of the truck. An arrest warrant was issued and Galloway was later charged with assault. Officer J. Bottorf investigated.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY REPORTED: On March 18 at 8:30 p.m., a witness called police after observing a suspicious car in the 7500 block of Simms Landing Road in Port Tobacco. The witness said a blue Chevrolet passenger vehicle was in the area of a vacant residence. Officer M. Casarrubias checked the area and found the garage door unsecure and the interior door to the residence opened and damaged. Further investigation of the residence revealed the air conditioner had been dismantled and removed. The damage appeared to be old and it is not clear if the vehicle the witness originally called about was involved. The CCSO is reminding citizens to report all suspicious activity. As a result of this call, a theft was discovered and detectives can pursue additional information.

CRIME SOLVERS CASE: Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Nicole Delores Mullins, 27, of White Plains. Mullins currently has an outstanding warrant charging her with failure to appear in court for drug charges. She is 5’3”, 110 lbs. and has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about Nicole Mullins’ whereabouts is asked not to approach her 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 her 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.

CCSO COPS OFFICER COORDINATES CLEANUP EVENT: On Saturday, March 15, Cpl. Travis Yates of the Charles County Sheriff's Office Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Unit coordinated the cleanup of a large amount of trash and debris dumped in a common area on Gerard Court in Bryans Road. "For some reason, this particular area has been a popular place for people to throw out bulk trash. Part of my responsibilities as a COPS officer is to look for these problems and act on it," said Cpl. Yates. "I coordinated a plan with Lt. Rob Studds and Cpl. Tony Oliver of the Charles County Detention Center and the sheriff's office Volunteers in Community Service (VICS) program and they assigned and transported six community service workers to the area. After four hours, we gathered up 26 shopping carts, 20 tires, 4 carpets, 3 mattresses and 50 bags of trash to be picked up," Cpl. Yates said.

Sheriff Rex Coffey said the CCSO is committed to enforcing littering laws, and the agency has a long tradition of addressing illegal trash dumping problems. "The COPS Unit and Charles County Teen Court have participated in many clean-up events and our VICS program at the detention center has assigned offenders to litter pickup for years," said Sheriff Coffey.

Discarding garbage that weighs more than 100 pounds can be subject to hefty fines, starting at $12,500 or higher, and a year in jail or more, depending on the size and weight of the item. Anyone who sees this type of littering in progress is asked to call the sheriff's office at (301) 932-2222. People with other concerns about littering should contact the Charles County Government at (301) 932-3599.

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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