Po­lice briefs

Maryland Independent - - News - AN­DREW RICHARD­SON

The fol­low­ing items were com­piled from re­ports from the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Stolen guns, drugs re­cov­ered by po­lice

On Oct. 8, sev­eral guns were stolen dur­ing a bur- glary at a house in the 10400 block of Wil­letts Cross­ing Road in White Plains. De­tec­tives pur- sued leads and iden­ti­fied a pos­si­ble sus­pect. Dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the sus­pect was in­volved in a car crash in St. Mary’s County, and one of the guns stolen from the bur­glary was found in the driver’s pos­ses­sion. On Oct. 25, of­fi­cers from the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice and St. Mary’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice emer­gen- cy ser­vices team ex­e­cut- ed a search and seizure war­rant at the sus­pect’s house in St. Mary’s Coun- ty. Robert Joseph Baker, 23, of Great Mills was sub­se­quently charged with first-de­gree bur­glary, ma­li­cious de­struc­tion of prop­erty, theft and pos- ses­sion of mar­i­juana with in­tent to dis­trib­ute. As a re­sult of the ar­rest, two other sus­pects were also iden­ti­fied in the bur­glary. An­other search war­rant was ex­e­cuted in Calvert County, where a stolen gun was re­cov­ered. Zachary Tyler May, 24, of Lusby was charged with first de­gree bur­glary, theft, pos­ses­sion of a stolen firearm and ma­li­cious de­struc­tion of prop­erty. The third sus­pect, An­drew Mark Herold, 27, of Lex- in­g­ton Park is cur­rently in­car­cer­ated in St. Mar y’s County.

Traf­fic stop leads to drug ar­rest

Around 11:44 p.m. on Oct. 24, Of­fi­cer C. Cur­tis made a rou­tine traf­fic stop on a ve­hi­cle for speed­ing on Berry Road near Bens- ville Road in Wal­dorf. Upon mak­ing con­tact with the driver, Pfc. Cur­tis de­tected a strong odor of mar­i­juana. A search of the ve­hi­cle re­vealed more than 100 grams of mar­i­juana and other drug para­pher­na­lia. The driver, Pa­trick Stacy Ba­con, 24, of Up­per Marl­boro and the pas­sen­ger, Bria Di­a­mond An­der­son, 21, of Ar­ling­ton, Va., were ar­rested and charged with pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana with in­tent to dis­trib­ute. Ba­con was also charged with sev­eral re­lated traf­fic vi­o­la­tions.

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