LA PLATA, Md. (April 15, 2010) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
OFFICERS ARREST TWO SUSPECTS IN HOME BURGLARY, STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED: Sheriff Rex W. Coffey said a phone call from a citizen followed by good police work led to the arrests of two suspects in a home burglary. On April 14 at 8:50 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to Golden Eagle Place in Waldorf for the complaint of two males who got out of a car, concealed their faces and were walking around the area. Upon arrival, officers observed the suspects in a car and conducted a traffic stop. Inside the car, officers observed several electronics including a PSP, PS3, a Wii and a laptop. Further investigation revealed the items were stolen from a nearby residence. Officers contacted the homeowner and determined the suspects had just broken into the house and stole the electronics. The property was returned to the owner and the suspects were arrested. Marque Desean Gilmer, 21, of Waldorf, and a 16-year-old accomplice were charged with burglary. "This is a perfect example of why it's important for people to call police immediately when they see something suspicious," said Sheriff Coffey. Officer C. Walden made the arrest.
PATROL OFFICERS ARREST MAN WITH HANDGUN: On April 15 at 10:55 a.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Hamlin Road in Waldorf for a fight in progress. As officers approached the group, one subject fled on foot. Officers pursued the male and eventually apprehended him in a nearby wooded area where they recovered a jacket the suspect tossed. A loaded .22 caliber handgun was found inside the jacket. The suspect, Darrell Clark, 19, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun. Officer M. Thompson is investigating.
BURGLARY: On April 14 between 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., unknown suspects broke into a house in the 6700 block of Leslie Avenue in Bryans Road and stole a television. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer R. Brooks is investigating.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit WWW.CCSO.US to submit a web tip. Charles County Crime Solvers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment.