DATE: December 30, 2021
CONTACT: Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658
On December 28 at 9:45 a.m., officers responded to a call for suspicious activity in the 5400 block of Mason Springs Road in Marbury after someone reported observing an unknown male underneath a vehicle, which was parked in a driveway, and cutting something from the car. A description of the suspect’s vehicle was dispatched. Officers arrived on the scene, but the suspect had already fled. It was determined the catalytic converter had been cut from the parked car. Officers continued patrolling the area and observed the suspect’s vehicle on Hawthorne Road. A traffic stop was initiated and a male and female were located inside the car. Officers also observed two catalytic converters–which had just been cut–as well as a tool used to cut the converters in the vehicle. Stanley Jerome Hatton, Jr., 43, of Marbury, was arrested and charged with theft and several traffic violations. On December 29, Hatton was released from the detention center by a District Court Commissioner on a $5,000 unsecured bond. Anyone with additional details about this case is asked to call PFC B. Moore at 301-932-2222. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. The investigation is ongoing.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2001 and has since earned the highest rating of Excellence. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.
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. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. 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. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com.