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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (November 15, 2007) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ARMED ROBBERY: On Nov. 14 at 8:30 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 3000 block of October Place in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation revealed a 17-year-old boy exited his residence and was walking toward the parking lot when he was approached by three male suspects. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspects fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money toward the Smallwood Village Center. The suspects are described as black males. One suspect is between 17 and 19 years old and has short black hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt and black sweat pants. Anyone with 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. Sgt. W. Donley is investigating.

ARMED ROBBERY: On Nov. 13 at 8:40 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 6000 block of New Forest Court in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed the victims, a man and a woman, both 34, were walking back to their apartment when a male suspect approached them, brandished a handgun and demanded money. The victims complied and the suspect fled toward the back of the apartment building. The suspect is described as a black male about 16 years old. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall, has a thin build and was wearing a thin black jacket with a hood. Anyone with 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 R. Johnson is investigating.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 1:10 p.m. Nov. 13, suspect(s) forced entry through a rear window of a residence in the 2100 block of Gibbons Court in Waldorf and stole two Dell laptop computers. Officers, including a K9 team, searched the area but no suspects were located. Anyone with 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 L. Elliot investigated.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On Nov. 13 at 2:48 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer E. Weaver attempted to stop a Nissan Maxima displaying expired tags in the 4300 block of Livingston Road in Indian Head. The driver initially refused to stop but after briefly fleeing in the Nissan he exited it and fled on foot. Sgt. S. Grove exited his cruiser and apprehended the driver, Vigil Curvey, 26, of Bryans Road. A subsequent search revealed Curvey was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Curvey was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, fleeing and eluding in a vehicle and on foot, driving with a suspended license, displaying tags issued to another vehicle and speeding. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

VEHICLE PURSUIT: On Nov. 13 at 12:39 a.m., La Plata Town Police officers M. Payne and T. Johnston attempted to stop a vehicle on Route 6 near Oak Avenue in La Plata for speeding. The vehicle failed to stop and fled east from Route 6 onto Route 488. The La Plata officers provided a lookout to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and shortly thereafter, Cpl. J. Hopkins observed the vehicle speeding on Route 488 near Bryce Chapel Road in Hughesville but was unable to stop it. He continued patrolling the area and found the vehicle again on Route 5 near Cracklingtown Road, where it had crashed and was severely damaged. The driver had fled the scene. Officers, including a K9 team, searched the area and located the driver on Wolfe Drive near Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. He was identified as Robert Christopher Canter, 35, of Hughesville and investigation revealed he had a loaded handgun and a wooden police-style baton in his car. Canter was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun, possession of a concealed deadly weapon and numerous traffic violations. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer R. Brooks and Cpl. Hopkins investigated.

PROPERTY DESTRUCTON: On Nov. 7 at 4:42 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Village Family Dental located at 83 High Street in Waldorf after a citizen reported seeing three teenage males near his 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor. One of the teens used an object to scratch the driver’s side front and rear doors. The three suspects fled the scene toward Banister Circle before officers arrived and were not located. They are described as black males about 13 or 14 years old. One suspect was wearing a red ball cap, dark blue jacket and red shirt. Another suspect was wearing a dark blue, hooded sweatshirt with “44” printed on it. Anyone with any information 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 G. Barnhart is investigating.

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