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LA PLATA, Md. (January 13, 2019)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

UPDATE ON CAR CRASH ON ST. CHARLES PARKWAY: On January 9, Nadia Mourtaj, 21, of Waldorf was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries she sustained in a car crash that occurred on December 31. Nadia was driving a passenger car northbound on St. Charles Parkway near Gateway Plaza in Waldorf when she lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and struck a tree. Her 15-year-old sister, Zeyneb Mourtaj, a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced deceased on the scene. An 18-year-old relative, Meklit Techlehaimanot, who was also in the car, suffered a broken arm. Since the crash, Nadia had been in a hospital in critical condition until she passed away earlier this morning. Cpl. K. Syvertsen of the Traffic Operations Unit is continuing the investigation.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: On January 3 at 4:22 p.m., officers responded to the area of Bannister Circle and Bryan Court in Waldorf for the report of suspicious activity. A witness told officers he was inside his vehicle at the corner of Bannister Circle and Bryan Court when he observed a beige or cream colored older model minivan stop on Bannister Circle, on the other side of the road, just before 1413 Boswell Court. The driver, described as a black male in his 20's, got out of the vehicle and approached another black male, possibly in his 20's, who was standing nearby. The driver grabbed the male's legs near the ankles, lifted him up and aggressively threw him in the passenger side of the van. The driver sped off. The witness advised there was another person in the area walking a dog who fled when they observed the activity. The witness was not able to provide any additional information relating to the description of either male. At this time, there are no reports of missing persons that could be related to this incident and no other similar calls were received. Anyone with information about this event is asked to call Captain C. Baker at (301) 932-2222.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous.

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