Charles County Sheriff Police Beat: Knucklehead and Chuckles Tried to Dump Drugs in Police Cruiser on Way to Jail

Charles County Sheriff Police Beat

Knucklehead and Chuckles Tried to Dump Drugs in Police Cruiser on Way to Jail

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WALDORF, MD. — Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry reports that on Sept. 14 at 8:44 p.m., Cpl. J. Timko was investigating a suspicious car in the parking lot of a business in the 100 block of St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf.

Investigation showed an occupant of the car was in possession of marijuana and a scale. Police say that after he had been placed in the officer’s cruiser, the subject attempted to hide approximately 45 grams of marijuana underneath the seat. Further investigation revealed the driver was in possession of brass knuckles, and both subjects had conspired to sell drugs in the area.

The driver, Juan Michael Ross, 18, of Waldorf was charged with possession of brass knuckles and possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance. The passenger, Ishan Patel, 18, of Waldorf was charged with possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.

Burglar smokes Newport’s for that Kool taste

WALDORF, MD. — Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry reports that a local heathen who burglarized a business may have left one tip as to his criminal profile.

On Sept. 15 at 5:34 a.m., officers responded to a gas station in the 2800 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an intrusion alarm. Upon arrival, officers discovered the front window broken. The owner responded and said cigars and cartons of Newport brand cigarettes had been stolen. Officer A. Bringley is investigating.

Pair of Deadheads Nabbed with Heroin, Pot, and Scales

WALDORF, MD. — Police say that on Sept. 14 at 10:26 p.m., Officer J. Pogar initiated a traffic stop in the 11500 block of Berry Road in Waldorf after observing a car with a fraudulent tag. Further investigation revealed the occupants of the car had 28 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, numerous baggies, and heroin. John Edward Wade, Jr., 35, of Waldorf and Ivan Larenta Stewart, 33, of Accokeek were charged with possession with the intent to sell a controlled dangerous substance.

Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry Nabs Fraudster in Bank When Alarm Sounded

CHARLES COUNTY SHERIFF TROY BERRY The Chesapeake Today photo

CHARLES COUNTY SHERIFF TROY BERRY The Chesapeake Today photo

WALDORF, MD. — Sometimes the bad guys don’t figure that the Sheriff of Charles County will arrive on the scene himself put the cuffs on. However, that is exactly what happened to one would-be fraudster at a bank in Waldorf.

Police say that on Sept. 11 at 11:18 a.m., officers received a call for a hold-up alarm at a bank in the 3600 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf. While officers were responding, 911 dispatchers advised a hold-up was not taking place; rather a person was in the bank attempting to cash a counterfeit check. Sheriff Troy Berry and Sgt. R. Nasatka arrived and located the subject. Further investigation revealed the suspect had 13 active warrants through Fredericksburg, Orange County, and Spotsylvania Virginia for charges of counterfeit and forgery.

Jamal Leroy Bundley, 30, of Baltimore was arrested as a fugitive and charged with attempted theft. PFC C. Garner is investigating.

 

In other news, the following are just a sample of the many crimes reported to police in Charles County in recent days.

THEFT: Between Sept. 13 and Sept. 14, unknown suspect(s) stole four tires and rims from an SUV parked in the 2700 block of Sprague Drive in Waldorf. PFC D. Arends is investigating.

THEFT FROM AUTO: On Sept. 11, during the overnight hours, CDs were stolen from a car in the 1000 block of Stone Avenue in Indian Head. Officer L. Miles is investigating.

STOLEN TRUCK: During the overnight hours on Sept. 8, a silver 2003 Dodge Durango was stolen from the 10700 block of Nita’s Place in Nanjemoy. The truck had Maryland tags 1BD9921. Master Cpl. R. Cadrette is investigating.

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