LA PLATA, Md. (Nov. 6, 2014)The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
DRUGS AND STOLEN GUN FOUND DURING TRAFFIC STOP: On Nov. 5 at 2:30 a.m., Officer A. Fenlon was patrolling a business in the 3500 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf when he observed a suspicious vehicle. Officer Fenlon approached the driver and observed marijuana inside the car. He also found crack/cocaine, a digital scale, drug paraphernalia and a loaded handgun - which was stolen from a nearby county - inside the vehicle. The occupants, Shilita Christine Hewlett, 24, of California, MD and Francis Terrell Robinson, 32, of Piney Point, MD, were arrested and charged with possession of a stolen firearm and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
THEFTS FROM AUTOS: During the overnight hours between Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, unknown suspect(s) broke into several cars parked in the 8000 block of Bloomsbury Place in White Plains and stole valuables which were left inside the vehicles. The sheriff's office is reminding residents to remove all valuables from their cars when leaving them unattended. Officer D. Proctor is investigating.
ATTEMPT ROBBERY: On Oct 29 at 4:20 p.m., officers responded to the 3300 block of Middletown Road for the report of an attempt robbery and assault. Investigation showed the victim was walking on a path when a group of males approached, assaulted him and tried to take his back pack and shoes. The victim resisted and the suspects fled without getting anything. PFC J. Garner is investigating.
17 Fugitives Arrested. 19 Warrants served in CCSO Warrant Sweep
Officers Target Domestic-Related Offenses as Part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Members of the Charles County Sheriff's Office Domestic Violence Unit, Child Support Unit and Warrant Fugitive Unit recently participated in the National Family Violence Apprehension Detail - a nationwide event in which law enforcement agencies select one day in October to focus on serving warrants relating to domestic violence. This year's warrant sweep took place on October 22 and yielded 17 arrests and 19 warrants served.
Prior to the operation, officers reached out to individuals with open warrants and encouraged them to turn themselves in. Seven people responded to the CCSO warrant office where the warrants were served. Charges in those cases included telephone misuse, violations of protective orders, assaults, thefts and non-support.
Later, officers were joined by members of the Maryland State Police and the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office to serve the remaining open warrants. During the operation, officers located and arrested ten fugitives who had warrants for crimes such as destruction of property, failure to appear for child support charges, violation of probation regarding an assault, and second-degree assault.
Sgt. J. Carlson, a supervisor in charge of the warrant sweep said operations like this are important. "These types of offenses have a serious impact on victims but the offenders are sometimes difficult to locate. During this sweep, our officers coordinated information and combined resources with other law enforcement agencies to locate these individuals, bringing a sense of justice to the victims of these crimes."
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