Waldorf man charged with theft, assault
A 35-year-old Waldorf man, Daniel Paul Zwick Jr., was arrested June 8 for allegedly stealing a child’s bicycle and resisting arrest thereafter.
According to charging documents, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was notified by a woman on the afternoon of June 8 that her son’s bicycle was stolen from the P.D. Brown branch of the Charles County Public Library. She was with the suspect, the woman said, and when she saw him on the bicycle she confronted him about it, to which he replied his bicycle was recently stolen and “it was karma.” The man said he had given the bike away already before boarding a Van-Go bus and departing.
Officer Singh of the CCSO stopped the bus a short time after, according to the report, and on board found the suspect, later identified as Zwick. As Singh attempted to escort Zwick off the bus, the report says, the man was combative. The officer “attempted to move Zwick several times,” but he resisted, and Singh allegedly observed wooden nunchucks in Zwick’s backpack,” at which time he drew his agency-issued Smith & Wesson M&P .40 caliber handgun, ordering Zwick to exit the bus peacefully. Zwick then allegedly punched Singh in the mouth, according to the report, and the officer deployed pepper spray in response.
Zwick was arrested and taken to the Charles County Detention Center. Originally held in default for $5,000, he was released on his own recognizance Monday. A district court trial is set for Aug. 13.
Two arrested for empty home break-in
A 30-year-old man and 29-year-old woman were charged Tuesday night with allegedly breaking into an empty rental property.
Officers responded to the Rhodes Way residence, according to charging documents, for a reported burglary in process. Once there, they caught Michelle Marie Knott allegedly trying to flee the home through a window. The second individual, Shaquone Anthony Johnson, was inside the home. Knott declined to speak with police but Johnson allegedly told officers he thought his friend owned the home, and “it was only when police arrived that he realized the home was not owned by his friend and they should not be there.” The owner of the property said it has been vacant since January.
Both Knott and Johnson were released on their own recognizance and charged with fourth-degree burglary. Knott was also charged with rogue and vagabond and trespassing. Knott has a District Court trial set for Aug. 1 and Johnson has one scheduled for Aug. 2.
Man allegedly passed out at gas station
After he was allegedly found passed out at the wheel of his vehicle at a gas station, a 34-year-old Hollywood man, David Thomas Dillow, was arrested and charged with two counts of drug possession and one paraphernalia count.
Around 1 a.m. June 12, according to charging documents, Officer J. Wilson of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office allegedly saw a white GMC Denali “sitting at a gas pump running with its lights on for over 10 minutes.” Not seeing anyone in or approaching the vehicle, the report says, Officer Wilson approached and found “a white male behind the wheel of the vehicle on the driver’s side, slumped over towards the steering wheel apparently passed out.”
Wilson walked the perimeter of the vehicle, according to the report, and allegedly observed a metal spoon in the victim’s hand with white residue on it. Dillow did not move the whole time, the report says, until awoken by the officer. When he woke up, Dillow allegedly tried to hide the spoon from view before opening the driver side window. Wilson allegedly observed evidence the spoon had been used to “cook” narcotics.
A search of Dillow’s clothing and vehicle allegedly returned methadone, Vyvanse and Xanax. Dillow was taken to the Charles County Detention Center and later released on his own recognizance. He has a district court trial scheduled Aug. 6.
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Cash reward offered for tips
For those with information that will lead to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County, Crime Solvers offer rewards up to $1,000. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive will remain anonymous and 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 on a smartphone, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips.