Charles County Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (December 2, 2010)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

THEFT: Between November 30 and December 1, unknown suspects stole a Bobcat trencher attachment from the 3700 block of Homecoming Place. Officers determined the suspects dismantled part of a fence that surrounded the equipment to gain access to the property. The scene was processed for evidence.

ROBBERY: On December 1 at 8:24 p.m., unknown suspects approached a pizza deliveryman in the 4100 block of Bluebird Drive in Waldorf, displayed a gun and demanded money and the pizza. The victim complied and the suspects fled. Officers canvassed the area and are following leads.

DETECTIVES FOLLOWING LEADS IN MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS: Sheriff's detectives are following several strong leads in their efforts to identify a group of suspects they believe are responsible for multiple motor vehicle thefts from shopping centers and neighborhoods across the region including Anne Arundel County, Prince George's County and Charles County. In most cases, the suspects steal a car from one county, drive it to another county, abandon the car and steal a different vehicle. Typically, the suspects target older model Chrysler and Dodge products parked in shopping center parking lots. As detectives investigate, the Sheriff's Office is urging motorists to watch for suspicious activity and report it to police immediately. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of suspects involved in this activity.

BURGLARIES: On November 27 at 1:29 a.m., unknown suspects broke into AT&T Wireless at 3650 Crain Highway in Waldorf and stole several earpieces and a computer. Earlier, at about 12:48 a.m., unknown suspects broke into the Verizon Wireless in the 2900 block of Crain Highway and stole a computer. Detectives are looking into the possibility the cases are related. Both scenes were processed for evidence.

STRONG-ARMED ROBBERY REPORTED: On November 27, a 15-year-old male reported he was in the parking lot on the side of the movie theater on Mall Circle Drive waiting for a ride when he was approached by several teens who assaulted him, stole his tennis shoes and fled. Officers canvassed the area and are continuing their investigation. The Sheriff's Office is reminding teens to wait inside a business if they depend on someone to pick them up.

CITIZEN ROBBERY: On November 26 at 4:58 p.m., an employee of a business located in the 100 block of Simms Avenue in La Plata was leaving the business when he was approached by a male who implied he had a weapon and demanded the victim's wallet and cell phone. The victim complied and the suspect fled. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. the investigation is on-going.

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE: On November 24 at 1 p.m., an off-duty federal police officer picked up a package from the post office which had a return address from a mid-eastern country and a sender's name that was not recognized by the officer. Based on additional information, the State Fire Marshals Office responded and disabled the package. The contents were not identifiable but there was no indication of explosives or other dangerous components. During the investigation, the Sheriff's Office District I station was closed and portions of Crain Highway were closed.

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