Charles County: False Police Report & Burglary

FALSE POLICE REPORT: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has determined that an armed carjacking that occurred earlier this year was falsely reported. On January 22 at 10:07 p.m., Thomas Jerome Hobbs, 20, and Melvin Donald Cutchember, 20, both of Waldorf reported they had parked on Jubilee Way in Waldorf after experiencing mechanical problems with their vehicle. While they were outside of their vehicle, Hobbs and Cutchember reported a male suspect approached them, brandished a handgun and stole the vehicle. Insurance fraud and police investigators evaluated their information and determined the incident had been falsely reported. On April 24, Hobbs and Cutchember were charged with providing a false statement to a police officer. Detective J. Elliott investigated.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 9:30 a.m. April 29 and 5 p.m. on May 1, suspect(s) forced entry to a rear deck door and gained entry to a residence in the 200 block of Westdale Drive in Waldorf. The suspect(s) stole a set of one carat diamond earrings, Compaq laptop, 35mm Cannon camera and personal checks, then fled through the rear basement sliding glass door. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777. Cpl. J. Martin is investigating.

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