LA PLATA, Md. (May 13, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office Tuesday released the following incident and arrest reports.
ATTEMPT BREAK-IN LEADS TO SEARCH: On May 12 at 1:47 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to an attempt burglary at the Scuttlebutt Restaurant located at 12320 Neale Sound Drive in Cobb Island. Investigation revealed the suspect removed a metal security grate from a window and attempted to gain entry. An employee inside the business confronted the suspect who in turn fled toward the water and jumped in. When the suspect did not surface immediately, the employee called police. Numerous search and rescue teams conducted a search and at 7:12 a.m., the suspect was located walking on a roadway leading back to the bar. The suspect, a 22-year -old - male, was treated for minor injuries. Charges are pending.
ROBBERY: On May 11 at 8:44 p.m., officers responded to Half Way Liquors located at 6970 Hawthorne Road in La Plata for the report of a robbery. Investigation revealed the suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled. The suspect is described as a black male, about six feet tall with medium build and wearing a blue bandanna to conceal his face. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at (301) 609-6477. 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 of the suspect.
THEFT: On May 8 between 3 a.m. - 6 a.m., unknown suspects stole four wheels from a vehicle in the 3200 block of Nobility Court in Waldorf. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer J. Riffle is investigating.
JUVENILES CHARGED WITH THEFT: On May 10 between 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., the suspects broke into a shed at Westlake High School at 3300 Middletown Road in Waldorf and stole food and beverages. As officers were taking a report, the suspects - three 11-year old males and a 13-year old male - returned to the school to steal additional items. They were charged with fourth-degree burglary and released to the custody of their parents. Officer J. Hudson investigated.