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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


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

BURGLARY: On Sept. 2 at 12:26 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer M. Tyner was on patrol when she discovered a broken window at the Brew House located at 4215 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. The owner was contacted and investigation revealed suspect(s) threw a rock through the window and stole an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register. The incident happened sometime between closing on Aug. 31 and 12:26 p.m. Sun. Sept. 2. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-743-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

STOLEN MOTORCYCLES: On Sept. 1, the Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement Team (WAVE) located two motorcycles in the St. Charles Towne Center in Waldorf, one which was bearing a stolen Virginia Tag. The accused were stopped and detained near the St. Charles Towne Center movie theatre. Investigation revealed one motorcycle was reported stolen from Alexandria, Virginia and the other motorcycle was reported stolen from Greenbelt, Maryland. The accused, Lamar Anthony Brooks, 23, of King George and Evans Ernest Francis, III, 21, of Clinton, were charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and theft valued at more than $500. They were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Det. D. Gross is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Aug. 31 at 6:13 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 16700 block of Belmont Court in Hughesville for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed suspect(s) kicked in the back door of the residence, stole two handguns, jewelry, CDs and a pressure washer. A K9 unit also responded and a conducted a track but the suspect(s) were not located. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer D. Suave is investigating.

VEHICLE CRASH: On Aug. 31 at 1:38 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Mario’s Barber Shop located at 4305 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head for the report of a vehicle crash. Investigation revealed a 75-year-old Indian Head woman was pulling into the parking lot when her foot slipped off the brake pedal and onto the gas pedal, causing her vehicle to crash into the front of Mario’s Barber Shop. The building was unoccupied at the time of the accident and no one was injured. The vehicle was removed and a building inspector responded and condemned the building. Officer S. Cartwright investigated.

ROBBERY: On Aug. 30 at 10:55 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Acton Lane near Tred Avon Court in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation revealed a 20-year-old man was walking home when he was approached by three male suspects. They assaulted him, stole his book bag and fled down Acton Lane toward Route 301. Shortly after, the victim was riding his bike near Tanglewood Drive when he was approached by five male suspects. They demanded his money and assaulted him. The victim did not have any money and the suspects fled the scene in an unknown vehicle. The victim received minor injuries from both incidents. All eight suspects were described only as black males. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer C. Collins investigated.

ASSAULT: On Aug. 30 at 10:23 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Sgt. J. Harmon observed a suspicious green Chevrolet Blazer in the back of Burlington Coat Factory located at 3586 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. When Sgt. Harmon approached the Blazer, the driver sped away. Sgt. Harmon pursued the suspect on Route 925 toward Smallwood Drive. Officer J. Foster responded and the suspect ran into his vehicle, causing the suspect to lose control of the Blazer and collide with a telephone pole. The vehicle continued into the yard of a residence in the 3500 block of Old Washington Road and didn’t stop until it struck a tree. The suspect, Melvin Anthony Fenwick, 35, of Waldorf, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Civista Medical Center where he was treated. Fenwick was arrested at the hospital and charged with assault on a police officer, first- and second-degree assault, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, driving on a suspended license, driving an unregistered motor vehicle on the roadway, displaying tags issued to another person, driving on a revoked license, eluding, negligent driving and reckless driving. Fenwick was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer Foster’s car endured minor damages and there were no other injuries.

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