MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT: Sometime between 7:30 a.m. Dec. 10 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, suspect(s) stole a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado from a residence in the 4600 block of Poplar Street in Charlotte Hall. The truck bears Maryland tags 88P466. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777. Officer R. Snyder is investigating.
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT: Sometime between 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 7 a.m. Dec. 13, suspect(s) stole a black Dodge Ram from a residence in the 2200 block of Hope Circle in Waldorf. Suspect(s) also stole a red 2004 Dodge Ram from a residence in the 2700 block of Hadley Drive in Waldorf. The black truck bears Maryland tags 40P655 and the red truck bears Maryland tags 37K485. The incidents are likely related. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777. Cpl. C. Schmidt is investigating.
ATTEMPTED MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT: On Dec. 12 at 10:14 a.m., Officer J. McKenzie was patrolling the area of the Mattawoman Park and Ride on Mattawoman Beantown Road in Waldorf when she observed a man sitting in a vehicle. When she turned around, she saw the man was walking away from another vehicle. The officer approached the man and asked for identification but the man said he did not have any. Officers who responded discovered damage to both vehicles. The man began pulling at something in his waistband and refused to move his hands when officers ordered him to do so. The man then fled suddenly toward Mattawoman Beantown Road, where he was nearly struck by a vehicle while continuing to grab at something in his waistband. Officer D. Gross apprehended him a short distance away. The man was identified as Carl Lee Tippett, 31, of no fixed address and was in possession of a screwdriver and a dent puller. Investigation revealed the vehicle he was sitting in was stolen but the theft had not been reported at the time. The damage occurred to the other vehicle when Tippett attempted to remove the door lock. Tippett was arrested and charged with motor vehicle theft, fleeing and eluding on foot, possession of burglars tools and destruction of property less than $500. He is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On Dec. 10 at 8:26 p.m., Officer D. Gross was conducting a holiday patrol when he observed a vehicle in a dark area behind Shoppers Food Warehouse at 1170 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf. Officer Gross approached the vehicle and smelled an odor of marijuana. The driver was found to be in possession of marijuana and was arrested. He was identified as Eldridge Watson Paige Jr., 41, of Fort Washington. A search of the vehicle yielded marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Paige was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
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