LA PLATA, Md. (Aug. 5, 2010) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
OFFICERS APPREHEND BURGLARY SUSPECT: On August 3 at 1:28 p.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of Springdale Lane in Waldorf for the report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, officers noted damage to a rear window. Further, a witness called police and advised the suspect fled prior to their arrival. A K-9 team responded and initiated a track which led to the discovery of the suspect several houses away. Further investigation revealed the suspect hid some of the stolen property in his house. The suspect, a 14-year-old male, was arrested and charged with burglary.
OFFICERS IDENTIFY AND ARREST SUSPECTS IN CONNECTION WITH MULTIPLE BURGLARIES: Detectives arrested Jovan Roy Campbell, 32, and Malcolm Xavier Turner, 38, both of Washington, D.C., in connection with multiple burglaries that occurred throughout the county. Detectives say between May and August of this year, the suspects broke into at least a dozen homes and stole money, jewelry, computers and televisions. A break in the case came when a witness called police on August 2 to report a burglary in progress at a house in the 5700 block of Chapman's Landing Road in Indian Head. The witness gave officers a vehicle description including a tag number. Officers ran a computer check and learned the owner of the car often pawned items at a pawn shop in Prince George's County. Detectives from Charles County immediately responded to the pawn shop and discovered the suspect's car in the parking lot. Further investigation revealed the suspects was inside attempting to pawn the stolen jewelry. The suspects were subsequently arrested and charged in connection with the burglary. Detectives are looking into the possibility the suspects are responsible for many other burglaries including several in the Indian Head and Hughesville areas. Detectives D. Gross and J. McKenzie are investigating.
BURGLARY: On August 4, unknown suspects entered a house through an open window in the 3700 block of Laurel Drive in Indian Head and stole shoes, hats, and IPODS. The scene was processed fore evidence.
BURGLARY: Between July 31 and August 4, unknown suspects pried open a rear window at a house in the 3600 block of Laurel Drive in Indian Head and stole several guns, money and a television.
BURGLARY: On August 4 between 1:30 a.m. - 6:40 a.m., unknown suspects broke into a business in the 8100 block of Old Leonardtown Road in Waldorf and stole a safe and a ring. The scene was processed for evidence and latent prints were recovered. PFC. Hancock is investigating.
BURGLARY: On August 3 at 6:56 p.m., officers responded to a burglary in the 3700 block of Laurel Drive in Indian Head. The suspects entered the house, possibly through an unlocked window, and stole a wallet.
OFFICERS RECOVER SEVERAL STOLEN BICYCLES/SUSPECTS ARRESTED: On August 1 at 9:55 a.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of Progress Court in Waldorf for the report of a stolen bicycle. Investigation revealed the suspects, two juveniles, stole several bikes from a nearby neighborhood and kept them in their backyard. It appeared the suspects dismantled the bikes and sold the parts. Some of the bikes were traced back to their owners and returned. Both suspects were charged with theft.
MAN CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 1 at 3:39 a.m., officers responded to the 11000 block of Homestead Place in Waldorf for the report of an assault with a weapon. According to the complainant, the suspect was involved in an argument during which he threatened the victim with a handgun. Officers located the gun and also found suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The suspect, Paul Gerard Swope, 22, of Waldorf, was charged with first-degree assault.
Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about a crime 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. All callers remain anonymous.