Po­lice briefs

Maryland Independent - - News - AN­DREW RICHARD­SON

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

Sus­pected im­paired driver ar­rested af­ter pur­suit, crash

Around 1:08 a.m. on Dec. 26, an of­fi­cer ob­served a ve­hi­cle speed­ing in the area of Berry Road at Mid­dle­town Road in Waldorf. When the of­fi­cer at­tempted to con­duct a traf­fic stop, the ve­hi­cle ac­cel­er­ated, trav­el­ing east­bound on Berry Road. At the in­ter­sec­tion of Berry Road and U.S. 301, the driver ran the red light, hit a bump in the road and struck and dis­abled an­other ve­hi­cle in travel. The driver crossed over U.S. 301 onto Leonard­town Road to the area of Vivian Adams Drive, where he hit a curb and dis­abled the ve­hi­cle. When the ve­hi­cle came to a stop, the driver, Michael Ja­son James Jr., 28, of Wash­ing­ton, D.C. was ar­rested and charged with flee­ing and elud­ing po­lice and driv­ing while in­tox­i­cated. Pfc. J. Squriewell in­ves­ti­gated.

Pack­ages stolen from Waldorf home

Some­time be­tween 2:50 p.m. on Dec. 17 and 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 21, an un­known sus­pect, or sus­pects, gained en­try to the back­yard of a res­i­dence in the 4100 block of Blue­bird Drive in Waldorf through the vic­tim’s gated fence and stole sev­eral pack­ages. Pfc. D. But- ler is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Three ar­rested on il­le­gal gun charges

On Dec. 21, of­fi­cers were work­ing im­paired driver pa­trols on U.S. 301 in Waldorf when an of­fi­cer stopped a ve­hi­cle in the 4100 block for an equip­ment vi­o­la­tion. The driver and two pas­sen­gers fled on foot and were ap­pre­hended by of­fi­cers. An un­loaded re­volver, which had the se­rial num­ber filed off, was lo­cated a short dis­tance from the ve­hi­cle. Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed am­mu­ni­tion in­side the ve­hi­cle. Markquis Williams, 20, Tre Williams, 23, both of Dis­trict Heights, and a ju­ve­nile pas­sen­ger were ar­rested and charged with trans­port­ing a hand­gun in their ve­hi­cle and know­ingly al­ter­ing the firearm’s iden­ti­fi­ca­tion num­ber.

Fuel stolen from state-owned ve­hi­cle

Some­time be­tween Dec. 6 and Dec. 20, an un­known sus­pect, or sus­pects, drilled a hole in the gas tank of a van parked in the 4500 block of Crain High­way in White Plains and stole fuel. The ve­hi­cle be­longs to the state of Mary­land. Pfc. R. Glover is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing com­mer­cial bur­glary in Waldorf

Some­time be­tween 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 and 2:22 p.m. on Dec.18, an un­known sus­pect, or sus­pects, cut a screen and made en­try through a win­dow into a busi­ness lo­cated in the 2200 block of Crain High­way in Waldorf. No items were taken. The sus­pect, or sus­pects, cut off power to sev­eral units from the main breaker box be­hind the busi­ness. Pfc. C. Fig­gins is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

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