LA PLATA, Md. (July 29, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
ARREST/CITIZEN ROBBERY: On July 27, Charles County Sheriff's officers charged a 17- year-old Waldorf male and 14-year-old Waldorf male in connection with a citizen robbery that occurred on July 23 in the 5000 block of Blue Jay Court in Waldorf. The victims - a 14-year-old and a 9-year-old - were playing with their BB guns in their front yard when the suspects approached, grabbed the BB guns and fled on bicycles. The victims called police and an investigation was initiated. Detectives later identified the suspects and obtained arrest warrants charging them with strong-armed robbery and theft under $500. The 17-year-old was at the Charles County Detention Center on an unrelated charge and the 14-year-old was remanded to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Officer A. Riffle investigated.
STRONG-ARMED ROBBERY: On July 28 at 8:40 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the St. Charles Towne Center in Waldorf for the report of a citizen armed robbery. Investigation revealed the victim, a 44-year-old woman, left a business inside the mall and was approached by two suspects; she was carrying cash in her hand. One of the suspects pushed the victim to the ground and stole her money. Both suspects fled the area and the victim called police. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 301-609-6481 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.
ARREST/BURGLARY: On July 28 at 7:20 p.m., Charles County Sherriff's officers responded to Dr. Mudd Elementary School in Waldorf for the report of an intrusion alarm. When officers arrived, they observed four suspects inside the school. One of the suspects, a 14-year-old female from Waldorf, was immediately apprehended; the other suspects - two 15 year-old-males and a 14-year-old female, all from Waldorf - fled but were apprehended outside the school where officers recovered stolen computer equipment and food. The suspects were charged with burglary, theft under $500 and destruction of property. They were released to their parents. Officer S. Bryant investigated.
ARREST/POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On July 25 at 11:57 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Bannister Circle in Waldorf after observing a traffic violation. The driver of the car refused to stop and fled; he was apprehended near the intersection of Piney Church Road and Route 488 with the help of La Plata Town Police officers. The driver, Thaddeus Markee Allen, 20, of Waldorf, was charged with numerous traffic violations and possession of a controlled dangerous substance after officer found marijuana inside the car. Officer M. Thompson investigated.
ARREST/FLEEING AND ELUDING/DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED: On July 25 at 11 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers attempted to stop three motorcycles near Budds Creek Road and Penns Hill Road in Newburg. The driver of one of the motorcycles stopped but the other motorcycles fled. The drivers of those motorcycles, George Thompson, 39, of Newburg and Roger Lee Thompson, 22, of Newburg, were apprehended a short distance away. Both were arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Officer S. Stanley investigated.
BREAKING AND ENTERING: On July 25 at 2:03 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the 1900 block of Michael Road in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed the suspect(s) broke the window on the sliding glass door, entered the house and stole money and jewelry. Officer J. Walter is investigating.