Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (October 14, 2010)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

PATROL OFFICERS ARREST TWO SUSPECTS WHO BROKE IN HIGH SCHOOL: On October 14 at 12 a.m., officers responded to Westlake High School located at 3300 Middletown Road in Waldorf for the report of an intruder alarm. Upon arrival, officers noticed two males at the rear of the school. As police approached, the subjects fled in different directions. One suspect ran toward a wooded area but he was apprehended after he tripped and fell. The other suspect ran back into the school and was caught when he exited a door near the soccer field. Officers searched the school with school officials and nothing was reported stolen. Kenard Byron Harris, 20, of Waldorf, and Jesse Herbert Mitchell, 20, of Waldorf were charged with burglary. Officers J. Alpert is investigating.

BURGLARY: On October 13 at 9:34 a.m., officers responded to the 7800 block of Chapel Point Road in Port Tobacco for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed between October 6 - October 13, unknown suspects broke into a vacant house and stole tools and other property. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer B. Virts is investigating.

OFFICERS LOCATE MISSING WOMAN WHO WANDERED AWAY FROM HOME: On October 13 at 2:50 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's patrol officers responded to the 6100 block of Trotters Glen Drive in Hughesville after receiving a call from a relative that a 71-year-old woman with Alzheimer's had wandered away from her house. Officers learned the woman was last seen at about 10 a.m. near a wooded area behind her house. Patrol officers and K-9 teams responded to assist and the ATV Unit, blood hounds and helicopters were dispatched to help. Officers activated the ACIM (A Child is Missing) telephone notification system to alert local residents of the search. At about 5 p.m., the officers located the woman in a dense, heavily wooded area. She was disoriented but unharmed. Emergency Medical personnel treated her for minor injuries. Note: The ACIM can be used for any missing person in which an active search is underway.

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