Incident Briefings – January 20, 2017
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.
CHILD STRUCK BY MOTOR VEHICLE: On Jan. 19 at 8:39 a.m., officers responded to Cannon Park Road off of Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road for the report of a child struck by a motor vehicle. An investigation revealed that a 5-year-old female was at the bus stop waiting for the bus. At one point the child ran into the roadway from between two parked vehicles. A Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling northbound on Cannon Park Road when the child ran out in front of the vehicle. The driver saw the child and attempted to stop. The child ran into the side of the vehicle as it was still in motion. The driver of the Santa Fe stayed with the child and called 911. The child was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The School Resource Officer, Cpl. K. Selkirk, was contacted and responded to the scene. Cpl. Selkirk also followed the ambulance to the hospital and stayed with the child until her mother arrived. PFC P. E. McPherson investigated.
CCSO PROPERTY CRIMES UNIT RECOVERS TWO STOLEN MOTORCYCLES: On Jan. 4, a motorcycle was reported stolen from the 15000 block of Mountain Place in Brandywine. A suspect was developed as a result of the investigation, and a search warrant was issued. On Jan. 17, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division, along with officers from the Emergency Services Team (EST) and the Patrol Division, executed the search warrant in the 15000 block of Regina Avenue in Brandywine. The suspect, Joseph Robert Keys, Jr., 21, of Brandywine, was called out of the residence and ultimately arrested and charged with theft. Det. D. Savoy investigated.
THEFT OF CANDY LEADS TO DRUG ARREST: On Jan. 16 at 10:45 p.m., officers were notified of a theft in progress at a gas station in the 5900 block of Crain Highway in La Plata. The suspect stole candy and fled. The clerk
flagged down an officer who was nearby, and he observed the suspect flee in a blue car. Other officers responded and located the suspect’s vehicle in the parking lot of a hotel. Further investigation led the officers to a room where they located the man, along with cocaine in the man’s pants. Darrion Hutchins, 39, of La Plata, was arrested and charged with theft and possession of illegal drugs. Pfc K. Lerch is investigating.
SECOND-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Jan. 16 at 6:48 p.m., officers responded to a house in the 11900 block of Homestead Place in Waldorf for the report of a fight in progress. Investigation showed two juvenile males went to the house of a known acquaintance and asked him to step outside. When the victim did, he was punched in the face several times by the suspects, who were wearing metal knuckles. The suspects, both 16-year-old males from Waldorf, were arrested and charged with second-degree assault and possession of a concealed dangerous weapon. M/Cpl. C.P. McCue is continuing the investigation.
VICIOUS DOG ATTACK: On Jan. 16 at 1:35 p.m. officers were called to the area of Raymond Avenue in Indian Head for the report of a man being attacked by a dog. When officers arrived, they observed a pit bull dog viciously attacking a man. Both officers attempted to dislodge the canine with a catch pole, but the dog continued attacking and would not release. Another officer discharged his agency-issued taser, but the dog did not release and instead kept attacking the man. Officers were finally able to get the canine separated from the victim. However, the canine was still aggressive and attempted to attack the officers. Fearing the dog would injure the man or other people, one officer discharged his firearm, mortally wounding the animal.
FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Jan. 15 at 3:14 a.m., officers responded to an address in White Plains for an unknown trouble call. Upon arrival, officers made contact with family members who stated their father had stab wounds to his body and was being transported to the hospital by their mother. Officers obtained a description of the car and spotted it in La Plata. They observed a male inside with stab wounds. He was transported to Charles Regional Medical Center and then later transferred to another hospital with serious injuries. The investigation is ongoing. Detective M. Kelly is investigating.
STOLEN HANDGUN: On Jan. 14 at 6:29 p.m., Officer L. Hamilton was on patrol in the area of Crain Highway and Mall Circle. He conducted a vehicle registration check on a passenger car and learned that the tags were expired and did not belong to the vehicle they were attached to. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, and upon approaching the car, he smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed the driver, Curtis Ron Campbell, 22, of Clinton, was in possession of marijuana and a loaded handgun. Further investigation into the handgun revealed that it had been reported stolen in Prince George’s County. Campbell was arrested and charged with theft and concealing a dangerous weapon.
FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Jan. 14 at 1:47 p.m., officers responded to the 4400 block of Quillen
Circle in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, they learned that Keon Andre Mozon, 38, of Waldorf, attempted to stab the victim during a struggle. The victim grabbed the knife and cut his hand in the process. Mozon was arrested and charged with first-degree assault.
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 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.