LA PLATA, Md. (Sept. 22, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
DOMESTIC-RELATED ASSAULT: On Sept. 20 at 8:15 p.m., the victim was attempting to pick up her children from the suspect during a custody exchange near Mall Circle in Waldorf. During the exchange, the suspect became irate and rammed the victim's vehicle with his car. The victim fled and was able to lose the suspect. No one was injured during the incident and officers have applied for an arrest warrant. Officer L. Shershen is investigating.
BURGLARY: Sometime between Sept. 18 and Sept. 20, unknown suspects broke into a house in the 7000 block of Rose Hill Road in La Plata and stole several long guns. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer R. Bagley is investigating.
BURGLARY: On Sept. 20 at 11:40 a.m., officers responded to Westlake Liquors at 1182 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed at 3:25 a.m., an unknown suspect broke into the liquor store by prying the door off a vacant, adjoining business. Once inside, the suspect punched a hole through the wall, entered the liquor store and stole money. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer T. Thompson is investigating.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On Sept. 18 between 8:30 p.m. - 11 p.m., unknown suspects knocked over and destroyed three street signs on or near Reeves Place, Savoy Place and Shepherd Place in Waldorf.
BURGLARY: On Sept. 19 at 3 a.m., officers responded to the Bannister Recreation Center at 1001 Ames Drive in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, contact was made with a representative who discovered damage to two storage sheds by the pool. The suspects used a blunt object, possibly a hammer, in attempt to defeat the locks on the sheds. One shed had a large hole in the door but access was not gained. The other shed had damage to just the lock but no access was gained. Officer M. Thompson is investigating.
MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF DRUGS: On Sept. 18 at 2:22 a.m., officers responded to the 12000 block of Channel Court in Newburg for the report of a family dispute. While on the scene, officers were told the suspect, Ralph Walker Whiteside, 53, who resides at the address, was growing marijuana in the backyard. Officers found several marijuana plants and marijuana cigarettes. Whiteside was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Officer D. Behm made the arrest.
CARJACKING: On Sept. 18 at 10:50 p.m., two victims were standing in a driveway in the 2600 block of Hamilton Road in Waldorf when two suspects approached, displayed a handgun and demanded cash and the keys to one victim's vehicle. The victims complied and the suspects fled. Officer R. Kimble is investigating.
STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On Sept. 17 at 8:08 p.m., an unknown suspect entered Thrifty car wash at 4360 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head and asked an employee for $5 in quarters. When the victim asked for the money to make the exchange, the suspect said he didn't have the money. At that point, the suspect entered the area behind the counter, threw the victim to the floor and took money from an open register. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5' 10", thin, bald, and missing several teeth. Anyone with information is asked to call the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.
BURGLARY: On Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m., officers responded to the 2700 block of Red Lion Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed unknown suspects broke out the rear sliding glass door and stole a large screen TV, game systems, and video games. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer P. Sady is investigating.