HATE CRIME: Sometime between 2 p.m. Oct. 3 and 8 a.m. Oct. 4, suspect(s) a racially-offensive phrase in the brake dust on the right rear rim of a vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence in the 11300 block of Quietfield Street in Waldorf. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777. Officer W. Halt is investigating.
ARMED ROBBERY: On Oct. 4 at 8:45 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Gateway Florist located at 3971 St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed the suspect entered the business brandished a handgun and ordered one of the employees, a 40-year-old woman, to open the cash register. The employee complied and the suspect took an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect then stole a cell phone belonging to a second employee, a 47-year-old woman and fled the scene in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as a thin, dark-complexioned black male between 19 and 20 years of age and is 6 feet tall. He was wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans and was carrying a dark blue or black backpack. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. J. Elliott at 301-609-6515.
SCHOOL BUS CRASH UPDATE: The Charles County Sheriffs Office Traffic Operations Unit has issued a citation to the driver of the Keller bus that hit a Charles County school bus on Sept. 28 in Waldorf and did not stop. Walter H. Johnson, 48, of Benedict was charged on Oct. 3 with failure to remain on the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving an occupied motor vehicle.
Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Woodville Road near Woodmont Lane at 9:11 a.m. for the report of the crash. Investigation revealed Charles County School bus #137 driven by Robin Louise Wals, 48, of Charlotte Hall was traveling north on Woodville Road enroute to Malcolm Elementary School with 21 children. The Keller commuter bus was traveling south on Woodville Road when it slightly crossed the center double-yellow line. The outside mirror of the Keller bus struck the outside mirror of the school bus. The school bus stopped at the scene, the Keller bus did not. The school bus had minor damage to its mirror and none of the students were injured. The students were transferred to another bus and taken to school.
Officer R. Glover, Jr., of the Traffic Operations Unit investigated.