Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (Sept. 6, 2013)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

CCSO TO HOST GALA FUNDRAISER FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS, YOUTH PROGRAMS: An evening of dinner and dancing – sounds romantic, right? How about dinner and dancing for a good cause? The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) will host a gala fundraiser Fri., Sept. 20, at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center. The semi-formal affair will raise money for Special Olympics Maryland and the CCSO’s numerous youth outreach programs including Badges for Baseball, Football Camp, Just Say No and others. Tickets are $125 per couple and include admission, dinner, beer and soda. Attendees must be 18 years of age or older. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and then music, dancing and raffle drawings for prizes including a $5,000 cash grand prize. The Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center is located at 3090 Crain Highway in Waldorf. To purchase tickets, e-mail Cpl. W. Welch at or Sgt. G. Proctor at

TWO SUSPECTS CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH PARTY ROBBERIES: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two suspects wanted in connection with four armed robberies that occurred last month. Terrance Andrew Dyson, Jr., 21, and Deandre Tavon Thompson, 18, both of Pomfret, are suspects in robberies in which they targeted young adults who were attending parties. In each case, the suspects heard about a local party – usually by word of mouth or through social media. They drove to the area of the party, backed their car into spot where they could observe partygoers and targeted people who were wearing expensive clothing. As the victims approached the house, the suspects would get out of their car and, at gun point, steal the victims’ clothing, shoes, wallets, jewelry and cell phones.

Detectives pursued several leads and subsequently identified the suspects. Search warrants were served and detectives recovered stolen items and two guns believed to have been used during the robberies. Thompson and Dyson were charged with multiple counts of armed robbery and are being held at the Charles County Detention Center. Police are continuing their investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Sgt. T. Miner at (301) 609-6481. 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.

LAWN MOWERS STOLEN: Between Aug. 29 – Aug. 30, someone stole two lawn mowers from the 300 block of Bland Drive in Indian Head. PFC B. Moore is investigating.

HEAT PUMPS STOLEN: Between Aug. 21 – Aug. 24, someone stole two heat pumps from a vacant house in the 4500 block of Coachmans Path Court in Waldorf. Cpl. J. Timko is investigating.

DETECTIVES SEEK IDENTITY OF PERSON OF INTEREST IN ATTEMPT ROBBERY: On Aug. 27 at about 9:35 p.m., the victim was making a bank deposit at a drive-in window of a bank on Mall Circle Drive when the suspect approached her car. The suspect pulled a gun and demanded the deposit bag. The victim refused and accelerated out of the drive-thru area, dragging the suspect behind for a short distance. The victim was able to escape in her vehicle with the deposit bag. Detectives are pursuing leads and are seeking to identify a person of interest who may have knowledge of this case. (See attached photos). Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Wimberley at (301) 609-6491. 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

WITNESS HELPS OFFICERS LOCATE BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT: On Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m., a man on a motorcycle pulled into the parking lot of the Capitol One Bank at the Waldorf Market Place and, wearing his helmet, walked inside. He approached an employee, showed a knife and demanded money. The employee complied and the suspect told her to walk by his side as he left the bank. At the same time, a witness - who was in the parking lot - observed the suspect enter the bank. The witness reported he thought something was suspicious when the man didn’t remove his helmet so he continued watching. When the man walked out of the bank with his helmet still on and a panicked employee was by his side, the witness realized the bank was probably just robbed. The suspect suddenly ran to his motorcycle - a red Honda with paper tags bearing the word BADDAZZ and fled the scene. The witness got in his truck and began following the suspect. He called the bank to verify a robbery had just occurred and learned the bank employees were on the phone with police. The witness relayed his locations to the bank employees who then told offices where the suspect was. Officers quickly mobilized and set up a perimeter in a neighborhood where the suspect had fled. The suspect, who was driving at a high rate of speed, lost control of his motorcycle near St. Stephens Drive and Bison Drive and crashed. He was apprehended without further incident. Officers canvassed the area and recovered the money bag and the knife the suspect was carrying. The suspect, 45, will be charged with robbery.

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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