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Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (Aug. 11, 2015)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

THEFT OF ATV AND DIRT BIKE: On August 10 at 4 p.m., unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked garage in the 10500 block of Shore Acres Road in Nanjemoy and stole a Yamaha brand Warrior 300 ATV (white with red front) and Honda brand Z80 dirt bike (white with faded pink seat). PFC J. Alpert is investigating.

THEFT: During the overnight hours of August 10 and August 11, unknown suspect(s) stole the wheels and rims from a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado parked in the 9700 block of Augsburg Court in Waldorf. PFC J. Hornickel is investigating.

MAN CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 10 at 11:50 p.m., officers responded to the 7200 block of Hawthorne Road in La Plata for the report of a domestic-related assault. Investigation showed the suspect, James Herring, 38, of La Plata pointed a shotgun at a female acquaintance and threatened her. The victim fled and called police. Officers located Herring in the roadway with a shotgun. He was arrested and charged with first-degree assault. Cpl. J. Freeman made the arrest.

THEFT: During the overnight hours of August 9 to August 10, unknown suspect(s) stole the tires and rims from a truck parked in the 10200 block of Briarwood Place in Waldorf. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer C. Gustafson at (301) 932-2222. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

ROBBERY/CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: On August 8 at 11:55 p.m., officers responded to the 2800 block of Mill Hill Road in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed the victim used an ATM in a nearby county and drove home. As he exited his car, a male suspect walked up from behind him, displayed a gun and demanded money. The suspect took the victim’s cell phone and fled without obtaining any money. The suspect is described as a black male, 6'2”, 120 lbs., wearing all black clothing and possibly driving a black or gray Chevrolet Cruz or Ford Focus. Anyone with information is asked to call PFC R. Herbert at (301) 932-2222. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

ROBBERY/CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: On August 8 at 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Wilson Lane in Waldorf for the report of a robbery that occurred about thirty minutes earlier. Investigation showed the victim had just made a pizza delivery. As she drove away, she heard a noise coming from her vehicle and stopped to check her car. The victim noticed a branch stuck in her tire well and removed it. As she started to get back in her car, she was approached by three males who asked to borrow money. One of the suspects displayed a gun which was in his waistband and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspects fled. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Anyone with information is asked to call PFC J. Foster at (301) 932-2222. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to an arrest in this case.

CCSO to Participate in Community Policing Workshop

On Friday, August 14, Sheriff Troy D. Berry and members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will join community activists and members of the NAACP for a workshop on “Building Relationships of Trust—Community Policing.”

The training is taught by Dr. Melanye Smith, a retired commander of the Metropolitan Police Department with more than 20 years’ experience and a contributing faculty member at Ashford and Walden Universities. “The program is geared towards moving each participant from their starting position along an ideological continuum by generating dialogue to enhance understanding and meaning and to create a shared vision,” according to Dr. Smith’s biography.

“Dr. Smith has put together a program that engages officers and citizens in conversation about perceptions and realities, split-second decision-making and building trust within communities. We are a proactive agency and this type of training will no doubt serve our agency and community well,” said Sheriff Berry.

Training will be held at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf, and will commence at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12 noon.

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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