Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (Nov. 9, 2015)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

OFFICERS ARREST SUSPECTS WITH COUNTERFEIT MONEY: On Nov. 2 at 10:04 p.m., officers responded to a restaurant in the 3000 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for a hold-up alarm. Upon arrival, officers learned a lone male entered the carry-out and, based on his actions, an employee thought they were about to be robbed. The employee activated the hold-up alarm and notified police. The suspect fled in a pick-up truck. PFC Gass observed the vehicle nearby and attempted to stop the truck, but the driver fled. The truck continued about three miles and finally stopped in the parking lot of a shopping center. One passenger was found to be in possession of counterfeit money­ – a $100 bill. Officers also discovered several receipts from local businesses, one which showed the merchandise had been paid for with a $100 bill. Officers checked the store where the purchases was made, and discovered the bill was counterfeit. The suspects had successfully used the counterfeit money to purchase a can of hairspray. Additionally, several credit cards and fake identification cards were located in the vehicle. The two passengers and the driver had several open warrants from multiple jurisdictions, all of which were related to theft and fraud charges. Preston Grayson Holmes, 22, of Washington, DC; Matthew Delonte Jones, 21, of Rockville; and Sharifa Kibi Shuler, 20, of Washington, DC were arrested and charged with theft scheme. They were held at the Charles County Detention Center pending extradition for their outstanding warrants. PFC R. Brooks is investigating.

ROBBERY: On Nov. 4 at 10:24 p.m., officers responded to the 11800 block of Park Waldorf Lane in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed a female employee of a business was standing outside when two suspects approached, displayed a gun and demanded money. The victim said she did not have any money and gave the suspects her cell phone. The suspects fled on foot. Det. J. Feldman is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Nov. 1 between 3:15 a.m. to 7 a.m., someone broke into a storage center in the area of Irongate Drive in Waldorf and stole several items from a unit. PFC C. Garner is investigating.

THEFTS OF CREDIT CARD NUMBERS: On October 30 at 8:48 p.m., a male walked into the lobby of a hotel in the 11300 block of Days Court in Waldorf and grabbed a binder – which was behind the front desk – that contained photocopies of credit cards belonging to businesses who frequently rent rooms from the hotel. The suspect left in a dark-colored vehicle. It is believed the suspects stole the information to make fraudulent credit cards. Detectives are reminding businesses to monitor credit card activity on a regular basis to make sure accounts have not been compromised. Anyone with information about the suspects or those concerned their card may have been compromised should contact Det. B. Clark at (301) 609-6499.

CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARDS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT TWO ROBBERIES: Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identity of two suspects who robbed two businesses. On October 31 at 10:55 p.m., two males wearing Halloween masks entered the Sunoco gas station at 8144 Old Leonardtown Road in Hughesville. They displayed a gun and demanded money. After obtaining money, the suspects fled on foot, possibly to a nearby car. A short time later, two males entered a bar in the 14900 block of Woodville Road in Waldorf. One suspect was wearing a mask from the movie Scream and the other suspect was wearing a black and white stocking cap and had socks on his hands. They approached two employees, displayed a gun and demanded money. One employee slapped the suspect’s hand away, and both employees fled and called police. The suspects left and got into a large, older model four-door car which was waiting in the parking lot and being driven by a third suspect. There were no patrons inside at the time, and nothing was stolen. Detectives believe the two cases are related. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. J. Feldman at (301) 609-6474. Tipsters, who want to remain anonymous, may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

OFFICERS RECOVER PROPERTY STOLEN FROM UNLOCKED CARS: Sometime between Oct. 28 and Oct. 29, two suspects entered unlocked cars in the 10800 block of Constitution Drive in Waldorf and stole an iPad, sunglasses, and a GPS unit. Detectives tracked the iPad to a nearby address and found the stolen items in the possession of two males, ages 18 and 19. Charges are pending. PFC. K. Newman, Det. J. Austin and Det. J. Riffle are investigating.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 29 during the daytime hours, an unknown suspect entered a house in the 3300 block of Ryon Court in Waldorf. The house was ransacked, but it is not clear if anything was stolen. There was damage to a window. Officers recovered evidence, and the investigation is ongoing. Officer S. Hooper is investigating.

HIT AND RUN: Sometime between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on October 24, a 2004 maroon Dodge Neon was parked and unattended in the area of Chicamuxen Road near Bicknell Road in Marbury when it was struck on the driver’s side by an unknown vehicle. The victim’s vehicle sustained severe damage to the driver’s side, and the striking vehicle should have damage to its front passenger side. Anyone with information should contact M/Cpl. R. Cadrette at (301) 932-2222.

ARMED ROBBERY: On October 20 at 9:37 p.m., officers responded to the 6200 block of Seal Place in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. The victim, who was delivering pizza, approached a suspect in the parking lot behind the residence to deliver the food. After they spoke briefly, a second suspect approached, pointed a gun at the victim and asked where the money was. The victim gave the suspect the cash, after which the suspects took the food and told the victim to leave. Cpl. Selkirk is investigating.

BURGLARY/THEFT: Sometime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 20, officers responded to the 10900 block of Rising Sun Place in Nanjemoy for the report of a burglary. The victim reported that unknown suspect(s) entered the home by kicking in a side door. Once inside, they stole several items to include electronics, credit cards and jewelry. M/Cpl. Cadrette is investigating.

CCSO DETECTIVES IDENTIFY BURGLARY SUSPECTS AND RECOVER STOLEN GOODS: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives R. Johnson, J. Morales and J. Riffle arrested three suspects in connection with a burglary that occurred in Waldorf. On Oct. 22, during the early afternoon, three males broke into a house on Briscoe Farm Road and stole numerous guns, a gaming system, collectible coins and a jar of loose coins. The homeowner reported the break in at about 4:30 p.m. Detectives Johnson, Morales and Riffle worked several leads and subsequently identified the suspects.

Investigators obtained four search warrants and on Tuesday, October 27 the warrants were served in the Hughesville and Mechanicsville areas. With the help of CCSO SWAT teams and the assistance of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office SWAT teams, detectives located six stolen guns. They also found 15 grams of heroin with a street value of $2,000. The suspects, Christopher Alan David, 25 of Hughesville; Joseph Antonio Davis, 23, of Hughesville and Ryan Gregory Howard, 25, of Waldorf were arrested and charged with burglary. Additional charges are pending further investigation.

BODY OF MALE FOUND IN WOODED AREA: Charles County Sheriff’s Officers, with the help of canine search and rescue teams from Calvert K9 and Search and Rescue Dogs of Maryland, located the body of a male in a wooded area near Cindy Court in Indian Head. Investigators are waiting to confirm the identity of the body, but are looking into the possibility it was that of Steven Coltman, 18, of Indian Head who was reported missing from his house last week. The body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. A gun was found near the decedent. The investigation is ongoing.

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 21-22 and yielded nine arrests and warrants served.

Prior to the sweep, 26 domestic violence warrants were served from October 1-22 as a result of researching all active and inactive warrants. Some individuals were located while others either turned themselves in or were turned in by another agency.

On the evening of the sweep, 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 nine fugitives who had warrants for domestic violence or child support charges:










Sgt. S. Grove, a supervisor in charge of the warrant sweep, said operations like this are important. “Our objective is to bring a sense of justice to victims of domestic violence. It is sometimes difficult to locate the offenders, which is why it is vital that we team up with outside agencies to share resources and information.”

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: 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 . 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

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