LA PLATA, Md. (May 23, 2014)The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
SCAM ALERT: Detectives with the Charles County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigations Division are warning residents of a recent scam. The case involved a man who called a womans house and told her she won a prize. The caller instructed the woman to go to a local drug store, purchase a Green Dot gift card in the amount of $155 and meet him in the parking lot. He promised he would give her a check worth two million dollars and a Mercedes. The woman did not believe the caller, hung up and later called police. The call back number to the suspect was invalid. The CCSO is reminding residents to report suspicious activity immediately. Scams occur every day in various manners. If you are unsure of the validity of a caller, obtain the persons name and phone number and hang up. Contact the sheriffs office, a trusted family member, the companys business line, or the Better Business Bureau https://www.bbb.org/ to verify authenticity.
OFFICER APPREHENDS SUSPECT WHO SLASHED TIRES: On May 14 at 7:37 p.m., officers responded to the area of Wolsey Court in Bryans Road for the report of a female slashing tires. PFC R. Bagley arrived and saw the woman run from the area with a hammer in her hand. PFC Bagley pursued the suspect and apprehended her in the area of Boling Brook Court. The woman was taken into custody and the hammer and a folding knife were recovered from her. Investigation showed the suspect has an on-going dispute with the victim. Jasmine Maria Hunt, 20, of Fort Washington, pictured above, was charged with destruction of property and carrying a concealed weapon.
ROBBERY: On May 22 at 12:24 a.m., a male suspect approached a man in the parking lot of a business in the 11900 block of Business Park Drive in Waldorf. The suspect displayed a gun and stole a bag containing a pair of shoes the victim was carrying. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer R. Johnson is investigating.
BURGLARY SUSPECTS APPREHENDED: On May 14 at 1:36 p.m., officers responded to the 4600 block of Gadwell Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary in progress. Officers arrived in the area and observed the suspects walking on a sidewalk. Upon seeing the officers, the suspects fled. One suspect was immediately apprehended and one suspect continued to run. Officers searched the area and located the second suspect. Property was recovered which linked the suspects to the burglary. Vincent Isaac Jenkins, 20, of Waldorf, pictured above, and a 17-year-old male, were charged with burglary. PFC K. Makle is investigating.
TWO PEDESTRIANS KILLED IN CRASH: On May 16 at 9:29 p.m., officers responded to the 14300 block of Burnt Store Road in Hughesville for the report of two people who had been struck by a vehicle. When officers arrived, they spoke with a witness who indicated he was traveling eastbound on Burnt Store Road when he observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the dark roadway. He saw a man and a woman, who appeared to be arguing, outside of the car but in the westbound lane near a curve and just over a hillcrest. At that point, the driver of a minivan crested the hill and struck the man and woman. Steven Jacob Briggs, 25, of Brandywine, died on the scene. Leeann Renee Robinson, 24, of Lexington Park, was flown to Prince Georges Trauma Center but died upon arrival. The driver of the minivan, 51, of Charlotte Hall, stayed on the scene. PFC P. McPherson of the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.
CRIME SOLVERS CASE: Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Jerry Alan Blake, 29, of Welcome, pictured above. Blake currently has outstanding warrants charging him with first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Blake is 511, 300lbs., and has brown hair, brown eyes and a tattoo on his neck. Anyone with information about Jerry Alan Blakes 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 .