Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (March 31, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ADDITIONAL REWARD OFFERED IN MULTIPLE BURGLARY CASES: Sheriff Rex W. Coffey has authorized a reward of up to $5,000 for tips that lead to the identity of the suspects involved in multiple burglaries in which flat screen televisions, laptops and jewelry are being stolen. Additionally, Charles County Crime Solvers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of suspects involved in criminal activity. Anyone with information should call the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

MAN CHARGED WITH THEFT: On March 30, Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the Hitch Man store located at 12030 Trade Zone Court in Waldorf for the report of a theft. The owner reported someone stole a cargo light and about a dozen 12 volt batteries. Officers canvassed the area and located the stolen items. The suspect, David Kenneth Anderson, 42, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with theft. Officer A. St. Germain made the arrest.

BURGLARY: On March 27, Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the 100 block of Riverwatch Drive in Indian Head for the report of a break-in. Investigation revealed sometime between March 27 - March 29, unknown suspects broke into the house and stole several flat screen televisions, a laptop computer and jewelry. Officers canvassed the neighborhood and located a person who said they observed a white van driving slowly through the neighborhood prior to the burglary. The scene was processed for evidence. Anyone with information should call Cpl. D. Willis at (301) 743-2222. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On March 29, officers responded to the 15000 block of Hughesville Manor Drive in Hughesville for the report of a destruction of property. Investigation revealed unknown suspects spray painted symbols and words on several street signs. None of the graffiti was hate-related. Officer J. Kelly is investigating.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On March 28 at 2:24 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to Southern Maryland Hospital for the report of two assault victims who reportedly were stabbed an hour earlier at Club Icon located at 2106 Crain Highway in Waldorf. Investigation revealed the victims, a 27-year-old Mitchellville man and a 28-year-old Washington, D.C. man, were stabbed during a fight between several patrons as the club was shutting down for the evening. Acquaintances of the victims drove the men to the hospital and dropped them off. They victims were eventually transferred to another hospital where they were admitted with serious injuries. Detectives are in the process of trying to locate witnesses and ask anyone with additional information to call the Major Crime Unit at (301) 609-6496.

ARMED ROBBERY: On March 26 at 12:30 p.m., officers responded to Kinko's at 3230 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed an unknown suspect approached an employee, displayed a handgun and robbed her of bank deposit receipts. After the robbery, the suspect fled toward a gas station where a small, gold colored car was seen leaving immediately after. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid thirties, 6'4" with a thin build and short hair. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing dark clothing including a short sleeve shirt with horizontal white stripes and black jeans. Detective B. Buchanan is investigating.

BURGLARY: On March 26 at 2:30 p.m., officers responded to the 3900 block of Stoneybrook Road in White Plains for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed the homeowner left his residence at 11:30 a.m., returned home at 2:30 p.m. and discovered the rear sliding glass door shattered. A television set, jewelry and money were missing. Officers canvassed the neighborhood and processed the scene for evidence. Officer D. Graham is investigating.

WANTED PERSONS: The Charles County Sheriff's Warrant Unit is asking the public's assistance in locating three individuals who currently have open warrants for violation of probation:

SAFETY TIP: If you are robbed, cooperate with the robber for your own safety and the safety of others. Comply with a robber's demands. Remain calm and think clearly. Make mental notes of the robber's physical description and other observations important to law enforcement officers.

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