LA PLATA, Md. (Aug. 19, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
THEFT: On Aug. 18 at 8:30 a.m., officers responded to Gale Bailey Elementary School at 4740 Pisgah-Marbury Road in Indian Head for a theft. Investigation revealed sometime between Aug. 6 -Aug. 17, unknown suspects dismantled and stole 20, fifteen-foot aluminum benches from a bleacher. Officer S. Miller is investigating.
BURGLARY: On Aug. 17 at 8:57 a.m., officers responded to Myers Auto Service at 11710 Pika Drive in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Unknown suspects gained entry into the fenced storage lot and stole tow chains from three different tow trucks. The suspects also stole items from several other vehicles that were in the lot. The scene was processed for evidence. Officer J. Walter is investigating.
BURGLARY: On Aug. 15 at 2:50 a.m., officers received an intrusion alarm at Moreland's Country Store at 14950 Woodville Road in Waldorf. Upon arrival, officers observed the glass on the front door had been broken out. Once inside, the suspect stole three bags of potato chips then fled. Officer M. Rodriguez is investigating.
BURGLARY: On Aug. 13 at 7:54 a.m., officers responded to Subway in the 4600 block of Indian Head Highway in Indian Head for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed unknown suspects broke a window to gain entry. As officers checked the shop, they noticed the back door to Gina's - an adjacent business - had been forced open. The owner responded and advised his cash register had been stolen. Nothing was stolen from Subway. Officer S. Davis is investigating.
HOME INVASION AND ROBBERY: On Aug. 18 at 8:25 p.m. Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to Waverly Point Road in Newburg for the report of a robbery and home invasion. Investigation revealed the victim arrived home and was in his garage talking with his wife when two masked men approached. One suspect was armed with a handgun and ordered the victim inside the house while the other suspect remained in the garage with the victim's wife. As the armed suspect searched for valuables, the victim's son arrived home, disrupting the robbery. At that point, the victim retrieved a handgun and discharged two rounds causing both suspects to flee the house. The victim called police who conducted an extensive canvass of the area. The scene was processed and evidence was located and recovered. There were no injuries reported. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective S. Fetterolf at (301) 609-6497. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects.