DATE: January 30, 2018
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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.
POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE: On January 29 at approximately 11 p.m., an officer was conducting a patrol check at a convenience store on St. Ignatius Drive in Waldorf when he observed two subjects loitering at the corner of the building. The subjects left the area abruptly, after which another officer responded to check the area due to the subjects’ suspicious behavior. The subjects were located near a gas station, at which time officers discovered one of them in possession of a quantity of marijuana packaged for distribution. Jacari Trayvell Long, 18, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. PFC B. Virts investigated.
THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLES: Sometime between the hours of 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. on January 29, unknown suspect(s) entered several unlocked vehicles on Promenade Place, Spearfish Place, and Sugarberry Drive in Waldorf and stole property including a computer, phone chargers, and shoes. PFC M. O’Shields and PFC C. Gustafson are investigating.
SERIOUS MOTORCYLE CRASH: On January 27 at approximately 3:26 p.m., officers responded to Springhill Newtown Road near Spring Oak Drive in La Plata for the report of a motorcycle accident. Investigation revealed a motorcycle was travelling east on Springhill Newtown Road when the operator lost control for unknown reasons. The resulting crash severely injured the operator, a 56-year-old male of La Plata, and he was flown to a hospital for treatment. He is expected to recover. The Traffic Operations Unit investigated.
RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On January 27 at 1 p.m., officers responded to the 2800 block of Hackney Lane in Waldorf for the report of what appeared to be a bullet hole in the bathroom wall of the residence. Upon arrival, officers confirmed the homeowner’s suspicion and recovered a bullet from the bathroom. The area was canvassed with negative results, and neither the victim nor neighbors reporting hearing gunshots recently. PFC N. Garner 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. 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.