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Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (June 8, 2010) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

BURGLARY: On June 7 between 6:30 a.m. - 1:55 p.m., unknown suspects broke into a house on Oakside Lane in Indian Head and stole a television. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence.

BURGLARY: On June 5 between 7:45 a.m. - 3:10 p.m., unknown suspects broke into a house on Jameson Court in Indian Head and stole electronics. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer Clagett is investigating.

ROBBERY: On June 6 at 7:19 p.m., officers responded to the area of Hollins Road and Hollins Lane in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation revealed the suspect approached the victim, 10, displayed a knife and stole his bike. Officers canvassed the area and are pursuing leads. Officer Hancock is investigating.

SOBRIETY CHECK POINT: On June 4 at 10 p.m., officers assigned to the Traffic Safety Unit, along with La Plata Town Police, conducted a sobriety checkpoint near the 5700 block of Washington Avenue in La Plata. A total of 358 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, resulting in one DWI arrest. Ten warnings, 9 citations, and 7 equipment repair orders were issued for various violations.

STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On June 4 at 6 p.m., an unknown suspect approached a delivery man in the 11000 block of Berry Road in Waldorf, pushed the victim against his truck and stole cash and checks from the man's pocket. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer Davis is investigating.

BURGLARY ARREST: Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey said a Crime Solvers tip helped detectives solve a burglary that occurred on May 12 at the Bunker Hill Inn at 9800 Bunker Hill Road in Waldorf. Citing the arrest of a suspect, Sheriff Coffey said "Crime Solvers played an important role in solving this case. Without the tip, detectives had very little information to go on. The tip led investigators to the suspect and good police work linked the suspect to the crime. The program worked exactly the way it was designed."

Detectives say the suspect, Michael Leroy Johnson, Jr., 31, of Waldorf, broke into the store and stole boxes of candy including Reese's Peanut M&M's, York Mints, Skittles and 5th Avenue bars. Then he stole numerous bottles of liquor including Patron Reposado, Patron Anejo, Patrol Silver, Grey Goose Vodka, Remy XO, Remy 1738, Hennessy, Remy Martin VSOP, Moet Rose, Nector Imperial and White Star. He also stole boxes of Black and Mild cigars, Newport brand cigarettes and currency. Prior to fleeing the business, Johnson destroyed two television sets that were valued at approximately $600. In all, about $2,100 worth of items were stolen.

As detectives investigated, they developed information about the suspect's involvement including information that he was selling some of the stolen liquor and candy from his house. Officers executed a search warrant at Johnson's residence and recovered numerous bottles of liquor and candy which were linked to the store. An arrest warrant was issued and Johnson was located on May 21 by members of the Charles County Sheriff's Office Warrant Unit. He was charged with burglary, malicious destruction of property and theft and remanded to the Charles County Detention Center.

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