LA PLATA, Md. (Feb. 3, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
R.R.E./VANDALISMS: On Feb. 3 at 6:55 a.m., officers responded to Gale-Bailey Elementary School located at 4740 Pisgah-Marbury Road in Marbury after an employee discovered racial slurs spray painted on the front of the school. At 7:15 a.m., officers responded to Henry Lackey High School at 3000 Chicamuxen Road in Indian Head after racial epithets were discovered spray painted on the rear of a temporary trailer. Officers believe the vandalisms occurred overnight and that the same suspect may be responsible for both crimes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer D. Savoy at (301) 743-5431. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or students may utilize the school Crime Solvers tip boxes located inside their school. A cash reward is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest of the suspect.
CITIZEN ROBBERY: On Feb 1 at 11:30 p.m., the victim was walking in the 7900 block of Monarch Street in White Plains when he was approached by three suspects. The suspects pushed the victim to the ground, pointed a handgun and stole several items of clothing including a hat and jacket. One of the suspect is a white male, 6'3", and was wearing a white shirt and a black hooded jacket. The other two suspects are black males, 5'8", and were wearing black hooded sweat shirts. Officer S. Davis is investigating.
ROBBERY: On Jan. 29 at 4:22 p.m., the victim was exiting a store on St. Patrick's Drive in Waldorf when the suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her arm. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded her money. The victim complied and the suspect fled on a bicycle. Officers and a K-9 searched the area with negative results. Officer J. Foster is investigating.
MAN CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Jan. 30 at 2:29 a.m., officers responded to the 8300 block of Wheatley Drive in La Plata for the report of an assault. Investigating revealed the suspect and victim were involved in a dispute that led to the suspect, Lawrence Vincent Lucas, II, 31, of La Plata, striking the victim with a metal rod. The victim drove himself to the hospital where he was treated for a non life-threatening injury. The suspect was arrested and charged with first -degree assault and second-degree assault. Officer J. Rager is investigating.
SAFETY TIP: Knowing how to protect yourself--and joining with your neighbors to make your streets safer-can reduce the opportunity for muggers, purse-snatchers and other street criminals to strike.