Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (Dec. 9, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

BURGLARY: On Dec. 8 at 6:45 a.m., officers responded to the 10300 block of Theodore Green Boulevard in White Plains for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed sometime between Dec. 7 at 12 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 6:45 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a business and stole building supplies. Officer D. Butler is investigating.

BURGLARY ARRESTS: On Dec. 8 at 12:36 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to Scooter Express, 11800 Park Waldorf Lane, Waldorf, for the report of alarm activation. Upon arrival, officers found the glass on the front door had been shattered. A responding officer observed two suspicious vehicles in the area - a U-Haul and an SUV. He attempted to initiate a traffic stop but both vehicles fled. The driver of the U-Haul turned into the Jaycees parking lot and two occupants bailed out of the truck, leaving it in drive. An assisting officer managed to get inside the truck and stop it before it struck the building. The other officer pursued the suspects on foot and apprehended one subject. A K-9 officer tracked the second suspect a short distance away and apprehended him without incident. The SUV fled the area. The suspects, Elliott Michael Knox, Jr., 21, of no fixed address and a 15-year-old male from Severn, were charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, destruction of property, and conspiracy to commit burglary. Investigation revealed the suspects were unable to steal anything prior to police arrival. Officer Gross and Cpl. Freeman made the arrests. Officer Goddard prevented the truck from crashing into the building and Officer Walden is handling the investigation.

R.R.E./VANDALISM: On Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m., officers responded to the 5000 block of Damselfish Court in Waldorf for the report of a vandalism. Investigation revealed between Dec. 6 at 11 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 4:20 p.m., an unknown suspect spray painted racial and ethnic epithets on the victim's driveway. Officers conducted a canvass and found no other incidents had been reported. Anyone with information should contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer R. Christian is handling the investigation.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: On Dec. 6 at 3:20 p.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of Tawny Drive in Waldorf for the report of an attempted burglary. Through investigation it was discovered that unknown suspect(s) attempted to gain entry to the victim's residence by breaking the glass out of the back patio door. Entry was not gained because the deadbolt lock required a key to unlock the door. The exterior pane of the kitchen window was also broken. The victim advised this occurred on Dec. 5 between 5:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Officer J. Dodge is handling the investigation.

STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On Dec. 4 at 8:50 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to Broadbill Circle in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation revealed the victim was walking on Broadbill Circle when two suspects came from behind, assaulted him and stole his MP3 player. The suspects fled the area on foot. The area was checked for the suspects with negative results. Officer J. Dodge handled the call.

SAFETY TIP: Keep track of your valuables by taking inventory. Record serial numbers and keep the information in a safe place. If something is stolen, the item can be listed in a database that could be helpful if the item is recovered. For information regarding crime prevention, visit the Charles County Sheriff's Office Web site at .

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about a crime may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. All callers remain anonymous.

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