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Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (February 8, 2011)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

DETECTIVES CHARGE SUSPECT IN STRONG-ARM ROBBERY AND ATTEMPT THEFT OF FAST FOOD DELIVERY MAN: Detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division have charged Javon Antonio Washington, 19, of Waldorf, in connection with a strong-arm robbery and an unrelated attempt theft of a fast food delivery employee that occurred on February 5. The first incident occurred at 6:30 p.m., when the victim, who just made a purchase at an area liquor store, was robbed by a group of males as he was walking in the 11800 block of Homestead Place. The suspects assaulted the victim and stole the items he just purchased. The second incident occurred at 7:09 p.m. when an employee of a carry out restaurant was called to deliver food to a residence on Meadow Lane. When he arrived at the house, the residents said they did not order the food. The driver began walking back to his car when two males approached and demanded the food. The driver fled and called police. Detectives responded, located the men and subsequently identified Washington as a suspect. Further investigation revealed Washington was in possession of some of the property which was stolen during the earlier robbery. Washington was arrested and charged with robbery and attempt theft. Detectives are continuing their investigation.

BURGLARY: On February 7 between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., an unknown suspect broke into a house in the 12000 block of Channel View Drive in Newburg and stole a game system and paint ball equipment. Officers canvassed the area and located a person who said they observed a white male in his 20's carrying a back pack and property that matched what was stolen but did not call police. The Sheriff's Office is reminding citizens to call police if they see anything out of the ordinary in their neighborhood. If you see something, say something and call police immediately. Officers will respond to investigate further.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Between February 6 - February 7, unknown suspects damaged 13 mailboxes in the 12000 block of Riverside Road in Nanjemoy. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence.

ARMED ROBBERY REPORTED: On February 5 at 6:50 p.m., an employee of Mr. Tire in the 2200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf reported an unknown masked man entered the business, displayed a gun and removed money from the register. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. The investigation is continuing.

CRIME SOLVERS TIP LEADS TO RECOVERY OF STOLEN TRUCK AND ARREST OF SUSPECT: On February 3, officers received a tip through the Crime Solvers tip line about a man who was in possession of a stolen U-Haul truck. Officers located the suspect inside the truck on Ell Lane and confirmed the truck had been stolen from a business on Leonardtown Road. The suspect, Timothy Scott Kerns, 44, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with theft.

STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On February 5 at 3:26 a.m., the victim was walking toward her residence in the 300 block of Orangeman Square in Waldorf when she was approached by two males who assaulted her and demanded her property. The victim gave the suspects her cell phone and they fled. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence.

ATTEMPT STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On February 5 at 3 a.m., the victim was walking in the 4700 block of Hummingbird Drive when three suspects assaulted her and demanded money. The suspects fled after the victim told them she had no money. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Anyone with information is asked to call (301) 932-2222.

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On February 6 at 10:46 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the intersection of Berry Road and Bunker Hill Road in Waldorf for the report of a serious motor vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a passenger car, Eugene George Beeson, 64, of Ft. Washington, went through a red light and attempted to make a left onto Berry Road when he was struck by an SUV. Beeson was flown to a hospital where he died a short time later. The driver of the SUV, 38, and her daughter, 16, were transported to a nearby hospital where they were treated for non life-threatening injuries. The Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

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