LA PLATA, Md. (February 18, 2011)The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
DNA HIT LINKS SUSPECT TO BANK ROBBERY: Charles County Sheriff's detectives charged Mario Bruce Myers, 57, of Washington, D.C.,
pictured at left, in connection with a bank robbery that occurred on August 11, 2009 at the PNC Bank in La Plata. Crime scene forensic investigators recovered evidence from the robbery and submitted it to a crime lab for analysis. As a result, a DNA profile was developed and stored in a data base. Then, on July 30, 2010, the same bank was robbed again. This time, patrol officers caught the suspect, Mario Myers, immediately following the robbery. Investigators compared Myers' DNA to the DNA profile from the August robbery and both profiles matched. On February 10, Myers, who was already in jail, was charged with the August robbery.
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: On February 17 at 3:21 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Stoddard Avenue in Waldorf for the report of unknown trouble. Upon arrival, officers met with three girls, ages 11 and 12, who reported they were walking on the sidewalk when a car drove past them. One of the occupants yelled for the girls to "come here" and the girls ignored them. The car continued driving but stopped in the roadway about 20 feet away. One occupant exited the car and yelled for the girls to "come here." The girls turned and ran to a neighbor's house and called police. Officers responded and spoke with the girls who described the car as a dark gold colored vehicle, mid-size, possibly with a dent on the passenger side rear door. The driver was described as a white or light complexioned female and the other occupants were described as black males. It is not clear how many people were inside the car nor is it clear what their motive was. Officers canvassed the area and spoke to people who live in the area. The investigation is on-going.
MAN ARRESTED FOR BREAKING INTO NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE TO STEAL PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: On February 17 at 2:05 p.m., officers responded to Cypress Place in Indian Head for the report of a burglary. The homeowner reported he arrived home early from work and observed his neighbor fleeing out of the rear door. A check of the house revealed prescription medications had been stolen. Officers canvassed the area and located the suspect, a 21-year-old male, at a nearby store. The stolen medications were recovered and the suspect was taken into custody.
PATROL OFFICERS APPREHEND THEFT SUSPECT: On February 13 at 5:17 p.m., officers responded to Mall Circle for the report of a suspicious car. Upon arrival, officers observed the vehicle, a Jeep, leaving the parking lot. They also discovered the suspects had just broken into another car and stole property. Officers initiated a traffic stop but the driver refused to pull over. Officers pursued the suspects at which time the suspects struck one of police cruisers causing the Jeep to become disabled. Both suspects jumped from the vehicle and attempted to flee. One suspect, Mikal Hudnall, 21, of Washington, D.C., was arrested on the scene. The other suspect, Ronald Nicholson, 20, also of Washington, D.C., was arrested after a brief foot chase. Stolen property was recovered inside the vehicle and a computer check revealed the Jeep had been reported stolen from Prince George's County. Hudnall was charged with assault and theft and Nicholson was charged with theft.
BURGLARY: On February 17 at 4:30 p.m., officers responded to Raymond Avenue in Indian Head for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed the homeowner arrived home and observed a man inside the house attempting to steal a game system and a computer. The suspect fled when the homeowner yelled at him. The suspect is described as a black male, balding, in his mid thirties, wearing a dark colored sweat suit. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Nothing was reported stolen.
BURGLARY: On February 16 at 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the 4200 block of Drake Court for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed the homeowner was inside when she heard a noise and saw a male inside her house. The homeowner confronted the man who fled upon being discovered. A check of the house revealed the only item missing was a game system. Officers processed the scene and determined the suspect gained entry through an unlocked back door.
BURGLARY: On February 12 between 8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Copley Avenue for the report of a burglary. Investigation the homeowner came home and observed the rear sliding glass door was open. The homeowner also discovered a computer, game system and money had been stolen. Officers canvassed the areas processed the scene for evidence.