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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY: On Feb. 13 at 10:30 p.m., two Waldorf males, ages 16 and 18, were standing in the parking lot of Safeway at 10 King Street in Waldorf when two male suspects approached them. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and the other brandished a hammer. The victims believe the suspects were going to rob them but a Charles County Sheriff's Office patrol cruiser entered the parking lot and the suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victims then fled home and reported the incident to police. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777.l Officer K. Evans is investigating.

BURGLARY/THEFT: Sometime between 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 6:45 a.m. Feb. 13, suspect(s) entered an unlocked lobby door to the United States Postal Service Office at 4570 Bicknell Road in Marbury. Once inside, the suspect(s) forced open the door to the office area, where they opened several packages and cut a phone line and computer wires. The United States Postal Inspectors Office responded for the investigation. Anyone with information may contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777. Officer S. Hawkins handled the Sheriff's Office's investigation.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On Feb. 12 at 1:16 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to a residence at Thunderbird Motel, located at 11050 Crain Highway in Glasva, for the report of a domestic assault with a weapon. Upon arrival, officers discovered a broken window and saw a woman inside the apartment lying on the floor. She did not respond when officers called out to her. Officers attempted to enter the residence but the door was locked so Officer A. Schwab kicked it in. In addition to the injured woman, officers also found a man had been injured. He was in the bedroom suffering from cuts to his head and face. The man and the woman assaulted each other during a fight. Both of them refused treatment from emergency medical services personnel. They will both be charged with assault. Officer Schwab investigated.

BURGLARY: On Feb. 9 at 8:53 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to a residence in the 3900 block of Wintergreen Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary in progress. The victim, a 59-year-old woman, reported she entered her residence, saw the phone lying on the floor and heard someone upstairs. In the past few weeks, the victim had experienced several burglaries in which the suspect had been using her telephone to call 1-900 numbers. When officers arrived on the scene, they searched the residence and found the suspect, a 16-year-old boy who lives on the same street. Officers arrested the boy and charged him with first degree and fourth degree burglary. Officer J. McKenzie investigated.

SUICIDAL SUBJECT: On Feb. 9 at 6 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to a residence in the 2500 block of Fenwick Circle in Bryans Road for the report of a domestic assault and a suicidal subject. Upon arrival, Officer R. Williams spoke with the victim of the assault, who told her where the subject was located. Officer Williams saw the subject, a 23-year-old Accokeek man, through a broken bedroom window. He was bleeding and holding a piece of broken glass to his throat. He threatened to kill himself if officers came into the house. Officer Williams began talking with the man and kept him calm while other officers responded to the scene and established a perimeter around the home. She eventually convinced him to put down the glass and come outside for the officers. When he exited the residence, Officer Williams and Officer J. Johnson took him into custody. Emergency medical services personnel treated him at the scene for minor cuts on his hands. He was transported to Civista Medical Center for an emergency evaluation. Charges for the assault a pending. Officer Williams is investigating.

ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING: On Feb. 8 at 5 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to Civista Medical Center for the report of a man who was being treated for an injury sustained during a hunting accident. Investigation revealed a 21-year-old Welcome man was hunting squirrel in the woods behind his residence on Melody Acres Drive. While resting the end of his shotgun barrel on his right foot, he accidentally discharged the shotgun, severing one of his toes. PFC J. McGuigan investigated.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about a crime may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. All callers may remain anonymous.

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