Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (May 7, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

MULTIPLE THEFTS OF TIRES AND WHEELS: The Charles County Sheriff's Office is issuing an alert warning people of multiple thefts of tires and wheels in the Waldorf area. Since January, there have been 12 incidents in which unknown suspects removed tires, wheels and rims from cars, leaving the vehicles disabled on landscaping stones, cinder blocks or bricks. Many of the thefts occur between 6 p.m. - 7 a.m. while most people are asleep. The Sheriff's Office is reminding people to report suspicious activity immediately and keep outdoor lighting on during the overnight hours. Anyone with information is asked to call the Property Crimes Unit at (301) 609-6492. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: On May 6 at 7:56 p.m., employees of Fred's Sports at 2895 Crain Highway in Waldorf were opening mail when they discovered a greeting card containing a white powder substance. A Charles County Hazmat team was deployed and later determined the substance was not harmful. There are no suspects and the case is still under investigation. Officer D. Arends is investigating.

BURGLARY: On May 6 between 7 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., unknown suspects pried open a window of a house in the 3200 block of Westdale Court in Waldorf and stole game systems, video games and other electronics. The scene was processed for evidence. Officer B.A. Virts is investigating.

FELONY WARRANT SERVICE: On May 6 ay 11:23 a.m., members of the Charles County Sheriff's Office Warrant/Fugitive Unit responded to the 5900 block of Roosevelt Place in Bryantown after receiving a tip that Charles McDaniel Brooks, 23, was at that residence. Brooks had an outstanding felony arrest warrant for first-degree and second-degree assault stemming from a stabbing that occurred on April 27 on Ell Lane. Detective S. Fetterolf is investigating.

SECOND-DEGREE BURGLARY: On May 5 at 11:50 p.m., officers responded to the Quick Shop located at 3030 St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf for the report of an intrusion alarm. Investigation revealed the suspects broke into the business and stole cigarettes. A K-9 search was initiated and officers recovered a tool used to break out the window. Officer C. Wimberly is investigating.

HELP NEEDED IDENTIFYING SUSPECTS: The Charles County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted in connection with a burglary.

On April 13 at 2:18 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's Officers responded to an intrusion alarm at Bud's Liquors located at 2539 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Investigation revealed two suspects entered the store after throwing a large rock through the front door. Once inside, the suspects stole a bottle of Grey Goose vodka, a bottle of Absolut Vodka and nine packs of Newport cigarettes. A surveillance camera captured photographs of the suspects as they entered. Both men are white males and they may have been traveling in an older model, red, Chevy S-10 or a Dodge Dakota pick-up truck.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective A. Celia at (301) 609-6518. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects.

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