HATE CRIME: On April 11 at 3:36 p.m., Cpl. P. McCue of the Charles County Sheriffs Office responded to Bassford Road and Raccoon Run Court in Hughesville for the destruction of property and hate crime report. Suspect(s) spray painted racially offensive comments on street signs, speed limit signs and a real estate sign. The suspect(s) also spray painted a privacy fence and shot a BB gun or pellet gun through the window of a house under construction on Robbins Roost Court nearby. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777.
FLEEING POLICE: On April 10 at 8:13 p.m., Officer W. Jackson of the Charles County Sheriffs Office observed two motorcycles on northbound Leonardtown Road near Gallant Green Road in Hughesville that were speeding and passing other vehicles on the shoulder of the road. When the motorcycles stopped for a traffic light a short time later, Officer Jackson activated the lights and siren on his cruiser. The motorcycles fled north. One of the motorcycles, driven by Glenn Patrick Holloway Jr., 19, of Temple Hills, struck a concrete curb about a quarter-mile past the traffic signal. He sustained minor injuries and was transported to Prince Georges General Hospital. Charges are pending. Police did not locate the second driver.
THEFT/ASSAULT ON POLICE: On April 10 at 5:43 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Wade Elementary School, located at 2300 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf, for the report of a fight. A 16-year-old Waldorf boy on the scene told Officer E. Webster that he had been robbed. Officer Webster located two suspects behind the school and attempted to detain them. One of the suspects fled. The other struggled with Officer Webster. During the struggle, the suspect scratched the officer and threatened to bite him. The officers badge was also broken. A citizen who witnessed the struggle stopped to help. Officer Webster eventually subdued the suspect. He arrested the suspect, a 16-year-old southeast Washington, D.C., resident, and transported him to Cheltenham Youth Facility. Further investigation into the original call for service revealed the victim was not robbed but a theft had occurred. The boy was charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, theft of property valued at less than $500 and destruction of property valued at less than $500. A short time later, police located the suspect who fled when approached by Officer Webster, as well as a third suspect. They identified them as a 15-year-old Bowie boy and a 15-year-old Waldorf boy. They were detained and released to their parents. Cpl. P. McCue is investigating their involvement.
ARMED ROBBERY: On April 10 at 1:20 p.m., a 60-year-old Lexington Park woman was sitting in her car in the parking lot of Safeway, located at 10 King Street in Waldorf, eating a sandwich. A male suspect entered her car through an unlocked door, brandished a sharp object and robbed her of her purse. The suspect then fled the scene in a green Dodge Caravan north on High Street. The vehicle was operated by a second suspect and displayed a Maryland tag with partial registration M55. The victim sustained a minor injury from the sharp object, which she described as brass knuckles with a sharp edge. Emergency medical services personnel responded and treated her on the scene. Officers searched for the suspect vehicle but did not locate it. The first suspect is described as a medium-complexioned black male with scruffy hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a light-complexioned black or Hispanic male with long hair. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-2222. Officer K. Evans is investigating.
BURGLARY: On April 10 at 1:36 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to an apartment in the 12100 block of Ell Lane in Waldorf for the report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, Officer E. Baker located a 26-year-old Waldorf man in the hallway. Officers made contact with the victim, a 26-year-old woman, who advised the man in the hallway, who is the father of her two children, came to her residence. When she refused to let him in, he kicked in the door. At that time, she fled her apartment for her safety until police arrived. Officers arrested the man and charged him with first degree burglary. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: On April 4 at about 6 p.m., suspect(s) rang the doorbell of a residence in the 2300 block of Rolling Meadows Street in Waldorf. A 32-year-old woman opened the door and found no one outside. She noticed the flag on her mailbox had been raised. She opened the mailbox and found a large rock inside. The following day at about 5:30 p.m., she checked her mail and discovered letters were hanging outside the mail box and suspect(s) had placed gravel on top of the mail. At about 7:30 p.m. that day, she opened the mailbox again and found a letter addressed to her had tire tracks on it and appeared to have been run over by a vehicle and placed in the mailbox. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-2222. Officer D. Snyder is investigating.
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