Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (August 9, 2011)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

OFFICERS APPREHEND ROBBERY SUSPECTS: On Aug. 4 at 9:29 p.m., an off-duty police officer was flagged down by two people who reported they had just been robbed on Mall Circle in Waldorf. The victim's said they were walking toward a fast food restaurant when two teenaged males approached on foot. One suspect pulled up his shirt, showed a gun that was tucked in his waistband and demanded the victim's sunglasses. The victim complied and the suspects fled. Officers, who were nearby, canvassed the area and observed the suspects near a business on St. Patrick's Drive. Both suspects were apprehended without incident. A plastic gun and the victim's sunglasses were recovered. The suspects, Steven Smith, 16, and John Cody, 16, were charged as adults with armed robbery. Det. C. Baker is investigating.

OFFICERS APPREHEND THEFT SUSPECTS: On Aug. 5 at 3:38 a.m., officers responded to Wal*Mart in the 11900 block of Acton Lane in Waldorf for the report of a theft in progress. The reporting person said two males had just stolen two pallets of cardboard and fled in a truck. Sgt. S. Fetterolf canvassed the area and observed the suspects on Crain Highway. He initiated a traffic stop and with the assistance of PFC. L. Elliott and Cpl. J. Freeman, recovered the stolen items. Dondre Wade Williams, 35, of District Heights and James Eric Cain, 52, of Washington, D.C., were arrested and charged with felony theft.

SECOND-DEGREE BURGLARY: On Aug. 7 between 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., unknown suspects broke into a building in the 5500 block of Hawthorne Road in La Plata and stole electronics. Officer S. Davis is investigating.

BURGLARY: Between Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. - Aug. 6 at 1 a.m., unknown suspects broke into a house in the 2400 block of Lake Drive in Waldorf and stole a TV and game system. Officer J. Campbell is investigating.

THEFT: On Aug. 6 at 3:47 p.m., a manager at Borders book store located in the 3300 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf observed a male loading a back pack with music CDs and DVDs. When the manger confronted the suspect, the suspect ran out of the store without paying for the items. He got into a four-door, silver SUV and stopped to pick up a female who was standing nearby. Both suspects fled north on Crain Highway. A check of the store's security cameras revealed the woman had been in the store earlier and stole dozens of CD's. The male suspect is described as a white, 6'0" with tattoos on his arms and legs. The female suspect is described as a white and about 5'5" in height. Officer W. Walker is pursuing leads and the investigation is continuing.

THEFT: Between Aug. 5 at 11 p.m. - Aug. 6 at 11:45 a.m., unknown suspects stole two jet skis that were on a trailer in the 2900 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Both jet skis are Yamaha, red and black in color and had a three seat capacity. The victim's name was inscribed on both vehicles. At the time they were stolen, each jet ski had a gray cover. Officer W. Mayhew is investigating.

ROBBERY: On Aug. 5 at 10:01 p.m., two suspects - one who was on a bicycle and the other on foot - approached a teenager who was walking in the area of Chimney Swift Court and Broadbill Circle in Waldorf. They asked if the teen had money and the teen acknowledged he did. One of the suspects then pulled a ski mask over his face, showed a stun gun and took the victim's money. Officers and a K-9 team canvassed the area and developed leads. Officer P. Sady is investigating.

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 to submit a web tip. All callers remain anonymous.

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