Charles County: Theft, Burglary & Stolen Vehicle

THEFT: On Jan. 3 at approximately 8:10 a.m., Officer J. Dodge responded to Melwood Thrift Store at 3301 Plaza Way in Waldorf for the theft report after an employee discovered the store safe was missing. The store was secured Jan. 2 at 7:55 p.m. and there were no signs of forced entry. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 12 p.m. Dec. 31, suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 7700 block of Bensville Road in Waldorf, stole two Gucci watches, two gold necklaces and two silver rings and fled. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-743-2222. Officer R. Cadrette is investigating.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE: On Dec. 27 at 10:02 p.m., Sgt. D. Bacon was traveling west in the 600 block of Charles Street in La Plata when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Sgt. Bacon conducted a traffic stop and investigation revealed the driver, Bryan Andrew Zanellotti, 18, of Charlotte Hall, had a suspended license. When Sgt. Bacon attempted to arrest Zanellotti, the passenger in the vehicle, a 17-year-old Mechanicsville girl, became disorderly. She refused officers orders to stop and was subsequently arrested. Zanellotti became disorderly, spat on Sgt. Bacon and resisted arrest. However, officers subdued him and placed him into custody. A search revealed he was in possession of marijuana and officers also determined the vehicle was stolen. The passenger was charged with disorderly conduct and released. Zanellotti was charged with resisting arrest, theft of a motor vehicle, second degree assault, theft less than $100, disorderly conduct, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner. Officer C. Walter investigated.

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