SECOND PERSON DIES IN FATAL CAR CRASH: On Oct. 23 at 10 p.m., Micah Ryon Enstrom, 17, of Hughesville died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Oct. 18 on Turkey Hill road near Dower Drive in La Plata. Enstrom was a front seat passenger in a Chevrolet Colorado that crashed into a tree. The driver of the truck, Gabriel William Maxwell, 22, of Waldorf was pronounced dead on the scene. Enstrom and a 19-year-old male, who was seated in the back of the truck, were flown to a hospital where they were admitted. The 19-year-old has injuries that are not life threatening. Cpl. M. Clark of the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit is continuing the investigation.
Anthony Dante Brown, 30, of Waldorf, currently has outstanding warrants for violating probation on drug distribution charges, robbery, theft, and failure to pay child support. (Arrest photo)
WANTED FUGITIVE: Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Anthony Dante Brown, 30, of Waldorf who currently has outstanding warrants for violating probation on drug distribution charges, robbery, theft, and failure to pay child support. Brown is 5'10, 170 lbs., and has black hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on his right arm and back. Anyone with information about Brown's whereabouts is asked not to approach him but rather call the CCSO Warrant Unit at (301) 932-2222. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to his arrest. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit www.ccso.us to submit a web tip.
Charles County Sheriff's Office Joins DEA in Medication Take-Back Initiative
Special Event Highlights Importance of Safe Medication Disposal
On Saturday, October 26, between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., the Charles County Sheriff's Office will join the DEA in the National Medications Take-Back Program. "This is an important program because unwanted medicines, which often fall into the hands of abusers, can be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner," said Sheriff Rex W. Coffey.
Although the CCSO offers residents the opportunity to dispose of unwanted medications at any time, the Agency is taking part in this national event to highlight the importance of ridding homes of medicines that are no longer needed.
Sheriff Coffey said prescription drugs, like Oxycontin and Percocet, are popular among drug users who often turn to crime to feed their addiction to these medications. According to the DEA, a majority of abused prescription drugs are stolen out of medicine cabinets by family members and friends of the person to whom the medicines were prescribed. But, disposing of unwanted medications is tricky since the medicines are classified as toxic substances and could harm the environment if flushed down the toilet or thrown in the trash.
To drop off unwanted medications, simply bring the medicines to either the Waldorf station at 3670 Leonardtown Road or the La Plata station at 6855 Crain Highway. Remove personal information from the container and drop the medicines in a locked, secured drop box located in the station's lobby. The medications will be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.
Prescription, non-prescription, pet medicines and vitamins are accepted but they must be in tablets, capsules, and other solid dosage forms. Intravenous solutions, injectibles, and syringes are not accepted. For additional information, visit www.ccso.us.
Buffalo Wild Wings to Raise Money for Zombie Invasion 5K
Zombies are invading Charles County next month to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland, and the philanthropic apocalypse is being supported by the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Waldorf, the Charles County Sheriffs Office has announced.
Buffalo Wild Wings will hold three fundraisers for next months Zombie Invasion 5K being hosted by the CCSO, Charles County Fraternal Order of Police and Charles County Correctional Officers Association. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of its profits between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9. Their donation and the proceeds from the 5K will support Special Olympics Maryland.
Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 11215 Mall Circle in Waldorf. To participate, please download and present this flier during your visit: www.ccso.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/BWW_Fundraiser_Flier.pdf
The Zombie Invasion 5K will be held on Sun., Nov. 17, at Laurel Springs Regional Park in La Plata. During the fun, family-friendly event, participants will transition into zombies and then complete a 5K either by racing competitively using chipped timing or by walking at a more leisurely, zombie-like pace. Competitive and non-competitive zombies alike will receive prizes and gifts. Prizes will also be awarded to the top zombie finishers in several categories. A prize will also be awarded to the winner of the Zombie Beauty Contest.
The cost to register is $25 for adult zombies and $20 for child zombies between 11 and 17 years undead. There is no registration fee for zombies 10 years undead or younger. Zombies may register online at zombieinvasion5K.com.kintera.org and those who register before Nov. 8 will receive a T-shirt. T-shirts are available in adult and youth sizes.