Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (Jan. 16, 2015)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On Jan. 14 at 11:30 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Post Office Road in Waldorf for the report of gunshots. When officers arrived, they discovered a shot had been fired through a side window of the Department of Labor and Licensing Regulation building. No one was injured. Officers canvassed the area and a police K9 initiated a track which ended near the area of Henry Ford Circle. Officers also processed the scene and recovered evidence. PFC D. Walker is investigating.

OFFICES APPREHEND MAN WHO DAMAGED TWO VEHICLES: On Jan. 14 at 3:40 a.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf after a citizen alerted them about a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a towing business. When officers arrived, they heard loud noises within the gated lot. Officers entered the area and observed two tow trucks had been damaged: the grills were torn off and the headlights and mirrors were smashed. Officers also observed a man standing by the vehicles. Investigation revealed the man was employed by the towing company and was recently told he could no longer drive any of the tow trucks home. In an effort to convince his boss the trucks would not be safe if left parked in the lot overnight, the man damaged the vehicles. Officers charged the 47-year-old man with burglary and destruction of property. Officer M. Hunt investigated.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT/CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING REWARD: On Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Smallwood Drive West for the report of a shooting. Investigation revealed two men were in the parking lot of the Smallwood Park and Ride when two males walked by them and exchanged heated words. As the victims drove out of the lot, the suspects fired shots striking one of the men in his leg. The victims drove to a nearby business and called police. The victim was transported to Charles Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released. Officers canvassed the area and recovered evidence. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. J. Austin at (301) 609-6504. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at

THEFT: Sometime between Jan. 11 and Jan. 12, unknown suspect (s) stole all four wheels and rims from a Chevrolet Corvette in the 10500 block of Catalina Place in White Plains. PFC R. Kimble is investigating.

STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED: On Jan. 9 at 5 a.m., Cpl. M. Sokoloff initiated a traffic stop in the area of Rosewick Road in La Plata. During the stop, Cpl. Sokoloff observed the bed of the truck was filled with metal shelving. Further investigation revealed the driver stole the shelves from a nearby home improvement store and was planning to sell the metal. The stolen items were returned and charges are pending against the driver.

TWO SUSPECTS CHARGED WITH ROBBERY: On Dec. 20 at 7:13 a.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of Everett Court in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed the victim was walking toward her house when a male suspect approached, displayed a gun and demanded money. Through investigation, detectives learned the victim had been at a casino and was followed home by a man and a woman. Investigators tracked down additional leads and subsequently identified the suspects as Mark Antoine West, 24, and Maria Cerise Wheeler, 33, both of Hyattsville. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the suspects’ car and recovered a handgun and property belonging to the victim. West and Wheeler were charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Anyone with additional information, or anyone who has had contact with West and Wheeler, are asked to call Det. A. Celia of the Criminal Investigations Division at (301) 609-6518.

CHARLES COUNTY CRIME SOLVERS FUGITIVE FRIDAY CASE: Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Crystal Renee Brown, 40, of Washington, D.C. Brown, who also goes by the name of Crystal Renee Johnson, is wanted in connection with failing to appear in court for forgery and counterfeit charges. Brown is 5’6”, 225 lbs., and has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about Crystal Renee Brown’s whereabouts is asked not to approach her, but rather call the CCSO Warrant Unit at (301) 932-2222. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to her arrest. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit to submit a web tip. For additional information about Crime Solvers see

Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned. You can find additional information about the case by searching the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database using the accused's name and date of birth. The database is online at . Persons named who have been found innocent or not guilty of all charges in the respective case, and/or have had the case ordered expunged by the court can have their name, age, and city redacted by following the process defined at .

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