Charles County Sheriff's Reports; Fleeing Police, Armed Robbery, Female Teen Driver Injures Motorcyclist - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles County Sheriff's Reports; Fleeing Police, Armed Robbery, Female Teen Driver Injures Motorcyclist

LA PLATA, Md. - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

FLEEING POLICE: On Dec. 12 at 2:22 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officers J. Plunkett and J. McGuigan were traveling north on Indian Head Highway in Glymont when they observed a northbound Cadillac speeding and swerving onto the shoulder of the roadway. The officers attempted to stop the Cadillac but the driver refused to stop. Officers pursued the Cadillac for less than two miles when the driver stopped his vehicle. Investigation revealed the driver, a 17-year-old Accokeek boy, was driving without a license. Officer Plunkett issued traffic citations for driving without a license, speeding and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

AMED ROBBERY: On Dec. 11 at 8:45 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 4700 block of Hummingbird Drive in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed the victim, a 23-year-old Port Tobacco man, delivered a pizza to the residence and was then approached by three suspects who emerged from behind the residence. One of the suspects brandished a knife and demanded money. The victim complied and ran. The suspects entered the victim’s vehicle and stole his wallet, which contained an undisclosed amount of money, and fled the scene. Officers and a K9 team searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects. The suspects are described as black males wearing black clothing and ski masks. The victim was not injured. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777. Officer J. Rager is investigating.

MOTORCYCLE CRASH: On Dec. 10 at 3:11 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Middletown Road and McDaniel Road in Waldorf for the report of a motorcycle crash. Investigation revealed a 2000 Honda CRV turned left from Middletown Road onto McDaniel Road in the path of a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle traveling north on Middletown Road. The motorcycle struck the rear passenger area of the CRV, ejecting the motorcycle’s driver, Kevin Thomas Southard, 38, of Brandywine. Southard was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Prince George’s Hospital Center with life-threatening injuries. He was later transferred to the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he is in stable condition. The driver of the Honda, a 17-year-old Waldorf girl, was not injured. Cpl. S. Burrows of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

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