Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (Oct. 17, 2013)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

CCSO Warrant Sweep Nets 13 Arrests, 17 Warrants Served

Officers Target Domestic-Related Offenses as Part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey said a warrant sweep conducted on Oct. 16 by members of the CCSO Judicial Services Section, COPS Unit, TAC Squad and Traffic Operations Unit resulted in the arrests of 13 people wanted in connection with domestic-related offenses. A total of 17 warrants were served during the week-long operation.

October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and every year, during a designated week in October, law enforcement agencies throughout the country participate in the Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail in which officers focus their efforts on serving outstanding domestic-related warrants in their jurisdiction.

Sheriff Coffey 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 including the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police to locate these individuals, bringing a sense of justice to the victims of these crimes."

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of persons wanted by the Charles County Sheriff's Office is asked to call 301-932-3060 or 301-932-2222.

MAN CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY AND RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On Oct. 16 at 9:03 p.m., officers responded to the 3700 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf for the report of a shooting inside a house. The caller indicated he left his house for a short period of time and when he returned home, he found his 1-year-old pit bull dog with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim stated his brother, who lives with him, shot the dog with a shotgun and was still in possession of the gun. Officers arrived and recovered a 410 shotgun from the suspect. They also found the dog inside his kennel which was inside the house. Officers and animal control personnel attempted to treat the dog, but the dog had already died. William Haight, 59, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals and reckless endangerment.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 15 between 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., someone broke into a house in the 3600 block of Elsa Avenue in Waldorf and stole two televisions and four cell phones. Officer J. Micklus is investigating.

BURGLARY: Between Oct. 3 - Oct. 15, someone broke into a vacant house in the 8500 block of Port Tobacco Road in La Plata and stole copper piping. Cpl. C. Long is investigating.

THEFT: Between Oct. 11 - Oct. 15, a homeowner reported someone stole an ATV from the back of his porch in the 5900 block of Kripple Kreek Place in La Plata. The ATV is blue and white and had a key in the ignition. Pfc T. Smith is investigating.

THEFT: Between Oct. 11 - Oct. 15, someone broke into an unlocked barn in the 10000 block of Demarr Road in White Plains and stole bags of sulfur, vegetable grower and six bags of potting soil. Cpl. T. Lee is investigating.

BURGLARY: Between Oct. 13 - Oct. 14, someone broke into a house that is being renovated in the 7000 block of Ann Harbor Place in Port Tobacco and stole wiring. Pfc J. Walter is investigating.

MOTORCYCLE STOLEN: Between Oct. 12 - Oct. 14, someone stole a motorcycle from a detached garage in the 9600 block of Andover Drive in Faulkner. The owner said the bike is a mini version of a chopper but did not know the make and model of the vehicle. Pfc J. Walter is investigating.

DRUG ARREST: On Oct. 13 at 1:42 a.m., Officer S. Hooper was checking on a suspicious vehicle in the 3000 block of October Pace in Waldorf. After suspecting drugs were present, a request was made for a drug detection dog. Officer C. Shaw and his K9 partner, Denny, responded and Denny indicated a presence of suspected drugs. The driver exited the car and a PCP dipper fell out of the driver's pants leg. Shuane Anthony Gary, 33, of Waldorf, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: On Oct. 12 at 8:33 a.m. a witness reported seeing a white male going through a neighbor's mailbox in the area of Jefferson Road in Waldorf. The man did not live at the house. The witness was not sure if the man actually took something but he left in a dark colored vehicle. Pfc P. Morgan, III is investigating.

STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On Oct. 12 at 11:54 a.m., the victim was leaving a bank in the 3000 block of Waldorf Market Place where he had just picked up a bank deposit bag for his business. As he walked back to his car, someone jumped out of another car and grabbed the bag. The suspects fled in a tan colored vehicle. Pfc J. Morales is investigating.

DRUG ARREST: On Oct. 12 at 1:20 a.m., Officer C. Collins initiated a traffic stop in the area of Crain Highway and Smallwood Drive in Waldorf after observing a traffic violation. After performing a series of field sobriety checks, a police K9 was called to the scene. Officer C. Shaw and his K9 partner Denny, responded and Denny alerted to the presence of drugs inside the car. Officers found numerous bottles of prescription medications and smoking paraphernalia and a straw containing suspected drug residue. Kyle Christopher Graves, 24; Charity Marie Rogers, 25; and Christopher Paul Mason, 25, all of Hughesville, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

DRUG ARREST: On Oct. 12 at 12:30 a.m., Officer J. Fenlon was investigating a suspicious vehicle in the 11900 block of Business Park Drive in Waldorf. During the stop, he found marijuana and crack/cocaine inside the vehicle. The occupants, Reginald Delonte Thomas, 22, of Great Mills; Ronald Devon Young, 40, of Lexington Park; Michael Terrelle Hebb, 23, of Leonardtown; Wayne Anthony Briscoe, 44, of Great Mills and Shavrone Arigo Mackall, 35, of Great Mills, were charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.

BURGLARY: Between Oct. 10 - Oct. 11, someone broke into a hair salon in the 2700 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf and ransacked the business. It does not appear anything was stolen. The scene was processed for evidence. Pfc P. Morgan, III is investigating.

OFFICERS APPREHEND TRIO IN SHOPLIFTING CASE: On Oct. 5 at 6:54 p.m., officers responded to Mall Circle for the report of a shoplifting in progress involving three suspects. The caller indicated store security had apprehended one suspect but the other suspects had fled in a white Chevrolet Impala. Officers spotted the suspects nearby and stopped them. Upon further investigation, officers found the suspects to be in possession of $509 worth of stolen merchandise, a small amount of marijuana, and $1,000 in cash. A check of the suspects' identities revealed they were related: a mother, son and daughter. Fern Woodfork, 45, her son, Brian Joseph Lee, 27, and a 17-year-old female, all of Georgia, were charged with theft. Woodfork also had an open warrant from Montgomery County for felony theft. Sgt. H. Smith and Cpl. C. Campbell made the arrests.

THEFTS FROM AUTOS: Between Oct. 8 - Oct. 9, two catalytic converters were stolen from cars parked in a fenced in area of an auto business in the 11000 block of Billingsley Road in White Plains. Officer M. Wagner is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 9, a homeowner reported someone stole two extension cords and a spotlight from his detached garage in the 14000 block of Poplar Hill Road in Waldorf. Pfc P. Alvarez is investigating.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE: On Oct. 9 at 5:39 p.m., Pfc D. Graham was patrolling the 6900 block of Indian Head Highway in Indian Head when he received an alert from a TAG reader indicating a stolen car was in his vicinity. Pfc Graham obtained the description of the vehicle and spotted the car nearby. He initiated a traffic stop and upon approaching the driver, detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. The driver, Jerome Odell Wilson, 57, of Indian Head, was arrested after a computer check confirmed the car was stolen. A small amount of marijuana was also recovered in the car. Wilson was charged with DUI and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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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