LA PLATA, Md. - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
VEHICLE CRASH: On Aug. 24 at 7:43 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer J. Vaino was traveling south on Route 301 near Billingsley Road in her patrol car when she struck the back of a Ford van stopped at a red light. No one was injured. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
HATE CRIME: On Aug 24 at 4:08 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a residence in the 2400 block of Rabbits Run Street in Waldorf when a resident reported her vehicle had been spray painted and her mailbox had been damaged. Upon arrival, officers discovered other damaged vehicles and mailboxes in the Wexford Village neighborhood. The suspect(s) vandalized about 16 vehicles, mailboxes and driveways by spray painting obscene phrases, drawings and other random markings. They spray painted KKK and Gay Pride on four of the vehicles. The suspect(s) used black spray paint. Because of the offensive nature of the crime, the Sheriffs Office is investigating all these as hate crimes. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officers P. Sady and S. Fulton are investigating.