The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.
CCSO DETECTIVES IDENTIFY AND ARREST SUSPECT IN SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Judicial Services Unit arrested Delandre Bernard Rosier, 30, of Indian Head, in connection with a child sexual abuse incident which occurred on November 11 in Pomfret. A warrant charging Rosier with sexual child abuse was obtained soon after the report was made; however, he eluded arrest. On May 12, Rosier was located and arrested at a residence in Ft. Washington, MD, in a joint effort by the CCSO Judicial Services Unit and the United States Marshals Service. Rosier was processed and ultimately held without bond. Detective J. Long investigated.
CCSO WARNS CITIZENS AGAINST SCAMS: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has recently received several calls from citizens regarding continued phone scams. The latest scam involves the caller claiming that they are from the IRS and stating that the person receiving the call owes back taxes. The caller states that in order to avoid being arrested, the person must pay their back taxes by way of iTunes gift cards.
Please note that the IRS will not:
- Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail.
- Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe.
- Require that you pay your taxes a certain way (for instance, with a prepaid debit card).
- Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
- Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying.
The CCSO urges citizens to be wary of these types of phone calls and to reference this article from the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/uac/irs-urges-public-to-stay-alert-for-scam-phone-calls.
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: On May 13 at 12:03 a.m., an unknown suspect broke a rear window and entered a business in the 5000 block of Hawthorne Road in Indian Head. Once inside, the suspect removed a video surveillance camera which was mounted on the ceiling before fleeing. It does not appear that anything was taken. M/Cpl. R. Cadrette is investigating.
TRESPASSING/FRAUD/POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On May 10 at 9:47 a.m., officers responded to a hotel located in the 11000 block of Business Park Drive in Waldorf for a trespassing complaint. Upon arrival officers located the suspect and placed her under arrest for trespassing, during which she actively resisted. A search revealed that the suspect had provided a false name. Heroin and related paraphernalia were also located. Whittney Elise Woods, 29, of La Plata, was arrested and charged with trespassing, identity fraud, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Officer J. Pogar investigated.
DETECTIVES IDENTIFY AND CHARGE SUSPECT IN SHOOTING: On May 7, detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, along with members of the U. S. Marshals Task Force, arrested Marcell Hemsley, 15, of Accokeek, and Glenn Wade, 17, of Waldorf in connection with the April 29 shooting of a 29-year-old man. The shooting occurred on Bridle Path Drive during which Hemsley, Wade, and the victim were making a drug transaction involving marijuana. The suspects attempted to rob the victim of cash and shot him during the course of the robbery. The victim drove to a nearby gas station where he called for help. Both suspects were charged as adults with attempted murder. Det. J. Elliott is investigating.
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 tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 and has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.