On Feb. 23 at 4:05 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to a residence in the 3700 block of Willetts Place in Waldorf for a report of destruction of property in progress. The victim, a 67-year-old woman, reported her son, a 45-year-old man, was being disorderly and destroying property in the home. Upon arrival, the victim, who had fled to a neighbor's house to call police, told the officers she last saw her son standing outside the home with a box of ammunition. She also stated that there were firearms in the home.
Officers announced their presence at the residence and when they were not acknowledged, they established a perimeter around the home. Members from the Tactical Response Squad and the K9 Unit responded to assist. About 50 minutes later, a neighbor told officers a woman had picked up the suspect after the victim fled the residence to call for help. A search of the home revealed the victim's handgun was missing.
During their investigation, officers learned the suspect and the woman might be at a residence in Calvert County, just across the Benedict Bridge. Officers, with assistance from the Maryland State Police, responded and located the suspect and the woman in a vehicle. Officers saw the stolen handgun inside the vehicle. The man was transported back to Charles County, where he was charged with theft and destruction of property. State Troopers with the Prince Frederick Barrack are going to charge the accused and his companion with handgun charges in Calvert County. Officer D. Benthin of the Charles County Sheriff's Office investigated.