Charles County Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (April 8, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office Tuesday released the following incident and arrest reports.

IDENTITY OF ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT: The Charles County Sheriff's Office needs the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for an armed robbery that occurred at the Kinko's in Waldorf on March 26. A photograph taken from a store surveillance camera was obtained. In addition, a forensic artist created a sketch of what the suspect may look like. The suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his thirties, 6'4", thin build, short hair and a noticeable dark discoloration near his cheek and right eye. After the robbery, the suspect may have fled the area in a gold or champagne colored vehicle. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective Higgs of the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 609-6498. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. The Charles County Crime Solvers is offering cash reward of up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect in this case.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 6 at 12:13 a.m., officers responded to the unit bock of Indian Head Avenue in Indian Head for the report of an assault between neighbors. Investigation revealed the victim, a 47-year-old male, and the suspect, a 47-year-old male, were involved in an argument during which the suspect threatened to harm the victim with a knife. The victim fled and called police. Officers attempted to locate the suspect but he fled prior to police arrival. The investigation is continuing. Officer J. Garner is handling the case.

JUVENILE CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 4 at 7:47 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the 11000 block of Mattingly Road in La Plata for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed the victim - the landlord of the dwelling- was at the address trying to collect rent money when the tenant started arguing with the victim. During the argument, which was outside in the driveway, the tenant's 16-year-old son retrieved a shotgun, approached the victim, and fired a shot into the air. As the suspect was re-loading the gun, the victim fled to a neighbor's and called police. Officers located the suspect and placed him under arrest charging him with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. Officer J. Marti made the arrest.

VANDALISMS: On April 4 at 12:15 a.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of Ashford Lane in Waldorf for the report of vandalism. Investigation revealed unknown suspects shot at several vehicles with a paintball gun; none of the cars sustained permanent damage. Officer D. Suave is investigating.

THEFT FROM AUTO: On April 3 at 6:15 a.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of Ashford Lane in Waldorf for the report of a theft from auto. Investigation revealed unknown suspects stole four Goodyear Wrangler tires from a Chevrolet Tahoe which was parked in the owner's driveway. The suspects left the car resting on four landscaping stones. Officer J. Powell is investigating.

BURGLARY: On April 3 at 3:35, officers responded to the 8300 block of Venture Drive in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed sometime between 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., unknown suspects threw a rock thought the back door and stole a game system and video games. Officer M. Vanhorn is investigating.

MEN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT: On April 2 at 11 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to Waldorf Liquors at 2276 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed the victim - a store clerk - was assisting a customer at the drive-thru window when an argument broke out between the customer and clerk. The customer and another man climbed through the window and assaulted the clerk. As another man tried to intervene, several display cases were knocked to the ground. At one point, one of the suspects attempted to strike the victims in the head with a bottle of liquor. The suspects fled once they realized police had been called. Officers canvassed the area and located the suspects, Richard Frank Powell, 23, of Mechanicsville and Robert Daniel Miller, 39, of Mechanicsville. They were arrested and charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and destruction of property. Officer K. Gross made the arrests.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY: On April 1, sometime between 9:00 a.m. -6 p.m., an unknown suspect attempted to gain entry into a house in the 6200 block of Bighorn Court in Waldorf. Although a screen had been removed from a rear window, nothing was reported stolen. Officer D. Major is investigating.

BURGLARY: On April 1 sometime between 9:00-2 p.m., unknown suspects entered a house in the 10000 block of Markby Court and stole a computer, a camera, and other electronics. The scene was processed for evidence. Officer D. Major is investigating.

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