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This activity report is provided by the Charles County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal as a public service to the community and is not a complete listing of all events and crime reported.
Teens arrested after handgun displayed
Two teens were charged with possession of a handgun, theft, burglary and possession of burglary tools after they were spotted displaying a handgun from a Dodge Charger to people driving on Crain Highway near Berry Road in Waldorf on May 23, police reported.
Sgt. Paul Gregory initiated a traffic stop and noticed a loaded handgun inside the vehicle along with three GPS devices, six tennis rackets and a bag of property from Lowe’s.
Officers matched one of the GPS units to a woman on Grunion Court who had recently reported one stolen and traced the others to owners on the same street.
Officers discovered the tennis rackets had been stolen from Dick’s Sporting Goods earlier in the week, according to police reports. After contacting Lowe’s, officers discovered the bag of items, including spray paint, phone jacks and fuses, also had been stolen.
The driver, William Timothy Franklin IV, 19, of Waldorf, and passengers Nahvarj Ellijah Ray Mills, 18, of Hughesville and Martel Christian Garner, 18, of White Plains, were arrested.
Allegedly drunken man arrested in wrong apartment
A Waldorf man was arrested and charged with burglary and assault after entering an apartment that wasn’t his while intoxicated, police reported.
On May 22 at 4:07 p.m., officers responded to the 11600 block of Lewisham Place in Waldorf where they allegedly found Randy Claeton Jones, 33, of Waldorf.
The resident of the apartment said Jones had entered an open door and tripped over a female resident. The male resident said he tried to subdue Jones and was assaulted. Officers determined Jones may have been trying to enter the apartment of his ex-wife, which was located on a different level.
A 39-year-old woman was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries that aren’t life-threatening May 22 after reporting to officers that her boyfriend had stabbed her on the arms and fled Lamonts at 4400 Livingston Road in Indian Head the evening of May 22.
The investigation is continuing.
Items stolen from marina
Someone stole various boating equipment including motors, steering columns, generators and batteries from boats at the Goose Bay Marina in Port Tobacco.
Man runs from police
Delonte Donnell Perry, 19, of Hughesville was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding when a traffic stop led to a foot chase in the area of Western Parkway and Berry Road in Waldorf, according to police reports.
On May 20 at 11:50 p.m., an officer learned the car Perry was driving was reported stolen. Perry refused to stop for the officer then later jumped out of the car near a shopping center. He was apprehended a short distance away. Perry also faces theft charges in Prince George’s County. Officer Michael Sokoloff made the arrest.
Officer hit during domestic assault
An officer was assaulted after responding to a domestic assault in progress on the afternoon of May 19.
Officers responded to the area of Hampton Court in Bryans Road where they discovered Rodney Clifton Briscoe, 42, of Bryans Road leaving the area on foot. Briscoe allegedly refused to stop for the officers and then struggled with them.
During the struggle, Briscoe allegedly punched one of the officers three times in the face, police said. He was charged with assault. Police reported charges in the domestic assault are pending.
Fire injures 2
An accidental fire involving a wood stove resulted in two injuries at a home on Sycamore Road in Charlotte Hall.
Newburg, Bel Alton, Hughesville and Dahlgren, Va., volunteer fire departments responded to the fire at 10:38 p.m. May 23.
One male resident had burns to his hands and another male resident sustained minor smoke inhalation.
The fire resulted in $6,000 in damage.