Residential Burglary in Pomfret

On July 14 at approximately 9:05 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 8000 block of Arthurs Court in the Camelot subdivision in Pomfret for the report of subjects attempting to break into the residence. While police were en route, the six suspects fled in two vehicles: a white Ford van and a blue van. The blue van struck an embankment in front of another residence in the subdivision, disabling the vehicle. The four occupants fled on foot. The white van fled the subdivision and a look-out was broadcast. A Maryland State Police trooper located the vehicle at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Hawthorne Drive. The white van then struck another vehicle, fatally injuring the driver of the other vehicle and the passenger in the white van. The driver, a 16-year-old Washington, D.C. boy, was injured and taken to Prince George’s General Hospital where he remains in the custody of the Sheriff’s Office. The Maryland State Police is investigating the crash.

Sheriff’s patrol officers and K9 units, Maryland State Police troopers and a Fairfax County Police helicopter conducted a search for the four suspects who fled in the blue van. At 12:11 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received the report of a vehicle stolen from a residence in the 7100 block of Bumpy Oak Road in Pomfret. The four suspects who stole this vehicle are the same suspects involved in the burglary on Arthurs Court. Maryland State Police located the vehicle, a 1997 Toyota, on Route 5 at Woodyard Road. The vehicle crashed at Naylor Road and the four suspects fled. Two of the suspects were located and the search continues for the other two. The two suspects who were apprehended are Washington D.C. boys, ages 14 and 16.

The two suspects apprehended in Washington, D.C. are in the custody of the Metropolitan Police Department and being charged there with stolen motor vehicle.

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