Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (Aug. 13, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ROBBERY SUSPECT IDENTIFIED AND ARRESTED: Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey announced the arrest of William Pervis Savage, Jr., 25, of Waldorf, who was charged in connection with the July 29 armed robbery of the BP gas station at 2050 Crain Highway in Waldorf. Detectives in the Major Crimes Unit developed Savage as a suspect and obtained an arrest warrant charging him with armed robbery, first-degree assault, and second-degree assault. Savage was located on Aug. 11 at his residence on Council Oak Drive. A search warrant was conducted and officers recovered several items of evidence related to the robbery. The Major Crimes Unit is continuing their investigation.

THEFTS FROM AUTOS: Between Aug. 11 at 10 p.m. - Aug. 12 at 7 a.m., unknown suspects broke into a total of three cars on Downshire Court, Mill Hill Road and Granite Court in Waldorf and stole GPS units, stereo equipment, CD's and credit cards. The Sheriff's Office is reminding residents to remove personal property from their vehicles and secure their cars at all times. Anyone with information should call the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer L. Blake is investigating.

MOTORCYCLE CRASH: On Aug. 12 at 2:44 p.m., officers responded to St. Charles Parkway at Billingsley Road in White Plains for the report of a motorcycle crash. Investigation revealed the operator of the motorcycle - a 22 -year-old Charlotte Hall man - was traveling north on St. Charles Parkway when he lost control, struck a curb and was ejected from the bike. The victim was flown to Prince George's Hospital Center in critical condition. Officer R. Taylor is investigating.

STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On Aug. 11 at 11 p.m., the victim was entering a house in the 6600 block of Muskrat Court in Waldorf when the suspect approached and tried to steal her purse. The victim resisted but the suspect was able to wrestle the purse from her. Officers canvassed the area and discovered most of the victim's belongings in her backyard. Officer J. Dodge is investigating.

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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