Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (June 5, 2013)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

FATAL CAR CRASH: On June 1 at 5:53 p.m., officers responded to the area of Oaks Drive and Serenity Drive in Hughesville for the report of a single vehicle car crash. A preliminary investigation showed Clyde Joseph Gainer, Jr., 51, of Charlotte Hall, was operating a Ford Ranger north on Oaks Road when he passed a car on the double yellow line. He lost control of his vehicle, struck a ditch and the vehicle overturned. Gainer was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene. Cpl. M. Clark of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

THEFT: On June 3 between 6 a.m. - 4 p.m., unknown suspect(s) stole an air conditioner from a house in the 5700 block of Chapmans Landing Road in Indian Head. Officer C. Caywood is investigating.

ROBBERY: On June 3 at 9:13 p.m., a man entered a liquor store in the 11400 block of Berry Road, pulled a handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled. Witnesses described the suspect as a black male, 6'0", in his 20's - 30's, wearing a pink stocking cap, white tank top, blue jeans, and sunglasses. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. A. Celia at (301) 609-6518. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit to submit a web tip. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to an arrest of the suspect.

THEFT: On June 3 between 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) stole an air conditioner from a house in the 8800 block of Marshall Corner Road in Pomfret. Officer J. Squriewell is investigating.

THEFT FROM AUTOS: On June 3, during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) broke into cars parked in the area of Coastal Boulevard in White Plains and stole money and a purse. The CCSO is reminding residents to remove valuables from unattended motor vehicles. Officer J. Campbell is investigating.

THEFT FROM AUTOS: On June 2 between 4 a.m. - 6 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered several unlocked cars in the 11100 block of Sewickley Street and Wildmeadows Street in Waldorf and stole money. Other valuables were left untouched. Pfc P. DeBoe is investigating.

THEFTS: On May 31 between midnight and 12 noon, unknown suspect(s) broke into two cars on Elsa Avenue and another car on Pebble Court in Waldorf and stole valuables which were left inside. Cpl. F. Tona is investigating.

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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