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Incident Briefs May 17, 2018

OFFICER RECOVERS STOLEN HANDGUNS: On May 11 at 5:13 p.m., Officer L. Hamilton initiated a traffic stop in the area of Crain Highway at Route 5 in Waldorf. Upon making contact with the driver, Officer Hamilton learned there were firearms inside the car. Three firearms were located, two of which were reported stolen from another state. The driver, Garland Scott Thompson, 36, of Texas, was arrested…

Juvenile Charged with Threat of Mass Violence

 

On May 13, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious post on social media. The post was a photo of a gun and ammunition along with a caption that indicated the person posting was going to shoot specific students at Milton Somers Middle School located at 300 Willow Lane in La Plata. Officers launched an immediate investigation and learned the identity of t…

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes 11 New Correctional Officers

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA) celebrated the graduation of 24 correctional officers – 11 from Charles County – from the Corrections Entrance Level Training Program (CELTP), Session 59, at a ceremony held May 4 at Chopticon High School in Morganza, MD. The program requires each Correctional Officer to complet…

CCSO to Host Citizens Advisory Meeting

On Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will host a Citizens Advisory Meeting at the American Legion located at 6330 Crain Highway in La Plata. Representatives from each of the Sheriff’s Office districts will be on hand to meet with county residents and talk about crime trends and crime prevention. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact…

Detectives Investigating Homicide on Stream Vista Place

 

On May 1 at 10 p.m., officers responded to the 2200 block of Stream Vista Place in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located Antonio Lamount Harper, Jr., 20, of Waldorf, with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased by emergency medical services. A preliminary investigation revealed Harper was walking toward an apartment when an unknown suspect…

Incident Briefings May 1, 2018

DETECTIVE AND POLICE CADET NAB FRAGRANCE THIEF DURING SURVEILLANCE STING: After four months of investigation and pursuing countless leads, Detective C. Gilroy arrested Edward Daniel Sloane, 51, of Owings Mills, in connection with multiple thefts of expensive women’s fragrances and men’s cologne. Sloane was first spotted in January entering a department store and stealing dozens of bottles of…

Incident Briefings April 24, 2018

 

MAN CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN: On April 23 at 5 p.m., officers received information about a male who was possibly in possession of a handgun at a fast food business in the 1100 block of Smallwood Drive West. Officers arrived and observed a man fitting the suspect’s description. He was in possession of a loaded handgun, which was in his coat pocket. Further…

Incident Briefs April 19, 2018

ROBBERY: On April 17 at 5:52 a.m., officers responded to a convenience store in the 2000 block of Smallwood Drive West for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed a woman entered the store and walked around for approximately 30 minutes. She then walked up to the counter, implied she had a gun and demanded money. The clerk complied. Before the suspect fled, she grabbed candy, lighters, and…

Officers Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on Marshalls Corner Road

On April 18, at 11:26 a.m., officers responded to the report of a single motor vehicle crash on Marshalls Corner Road near Hole Shot Place in Pomfret. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of a Dodge pick-up truck was traveling south on Marshalls Corner Road when he lost control and struck a tree. The driver, Jacob Michael Steele, 19, of Waldorf, was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Incident Briefings April 13, 2018

 

DETECTIVES CHARGE MAN WITH POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS: On April 12 at 3:10 p.m., detectives assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Section arrested Michael Thomas Pulanco, 46, of Indian Head, who was being investigated for drug distribution. At the time of the arrest, which was near his home, Pulanco was in possession of 20 grams of Fentanyl and 3 grams of cocaine. He was…

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