LA PLATA, Md. (April 14, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
ARMED ROBBERY: On April 13 at 8:39 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the 7000 block of Glen Albin Road in La Plata for the report of an armed robbery and carjacking. Investigation revealed the victim was attempting to deliver food to a residence when he was approached by two male suspects armed with handguns. The suspects ordered the victim out of his vehicle and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspects stole his money and entered his vehicle. Two other suspects then came from a wooded area nearby and entered the victims vehicle, too, and the four suspects fled the scene. At 11:14 p.m. that evening, Cpl. J. Hastings was patrolling the parking lot of Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School located at 400 Willow Lane in La Plata when he discovered the victims stolen vehicle, a brown 2004 Honda Civic.
The suspects in the armed robbery are described as black males wearing white shirts and shorts. Two of the suspects are between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall. Three of the suspects are possibly in their 20s and the fourth suspect is described as being younger and short. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Sheriffs Office at 301-932-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer A. Upshaw is investigating.
HATE CRIME: Sometime between 11:30 p.m. April 12 and 9:30 a.m. April 13, suspect(s) spray painted swastikas on a Dodge Durango parked at a residence in the 3800 block of High Ground Farm Place in Indian Head. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Sheriffs Office at 301-743-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer M. Tyner is investigating.
ASSAULT: On April 11 at 3:48 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Huntington Circle for the report of a burglary and assault. Investigation revealed three males and a female entered the residence armed with an ax and confronted the victim, an 18-year-old man. One of the suspects swung the ax at the victim while the other suspects tried to restrain him. The victim managed to escape to a neighbors residence to call police. The suspects struck the victims television with the ax and the fled the scene prior to the officers arrival. The suspects are described as being black and between 14 and 20 years old. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer C. Barrows is investigating.