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Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (November 15, 2011)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

PEDESTRIAN FATALITY: On Nov. 12 at 11:08 a.m., officers were called to Holly Tree Lane near Hatteras Circle in Waldorf for the report of a pedestrian struck by a car. A preliminary investigation showed the driver, 21, of Waldorf, was traveling east on Holly Tree Lane when she lost control of her Scion and struck Andre Nelson Shorts, 31, of Clinton, as he was walking on the grass. Nelson was flown to a hospital but died on Nov. 14 as a result of his injuries. The Traffic Operations Unit is continuing their investigation.

JUVENILES BREAK INTO NEIGHBOR'S HOME: On Nov. 13, officers responded to the 12000 block of Hickory Avenue in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Investigation showed the suspects, both juveniles, entered the victim's house through an unlocked window and stole some items from the victim's son. Further investigation revealed the suspects are neighbors and broke into the home on Nov. 11 while the victims were away on vacation. Both juveniles were cited on a Juvenile Offense Report with destruction of property and theft. Cpl C. Campbell is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Nov. 13 at 8:49 p.m., officers responded to Lanham Cycle & Turf at 10776 DeMarr Road in White Plains for an intrusion alarm. Officers arrived and discovered a window on the east side of the building had been shattered. A perimeter was set up and a police K-9 conducted a track. The track led to a parking area off of Printers Court where the officer located a chain saw cover which had been stolen. Inventory showed several gas powered items had also been stolen from one of the displays. PFC A. Upshaw is investigating.

BURGLARY REPORTED: Between Nov. 12 - Nov. 13, a homeowner reported unknown suspect(s) broke into her house in the 12000 block of Mirkwood Lane in Waldorf and stole a set of keys, a purse, and a computer bag. The victim also reported her 2003 BMW M5, blue in color, was stolen. PFC D. Arends is investigating.

MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF DRUGS WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE: On Nov. 12 at 12:38 a.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop on Billingsley Road near Piney Church Road. Upon approaching the car, the officer smelled marijuana. Further investigation showed the passenger in the car, Tyriek Lamont Courtney, 20, of Waldorf, was in possession of 535 oxycodone pills and a small amount of suspected marijuana. The pills have an estimated street value of over $10,000. Courtney was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute. Officer P. Morgan is investigating.

THEFT OF WHEELS: Between Nov. 10 - Nov. 12, during the overnight hours, wheels and rims were stolen from cars in the 700 block of Barrington Drive in Waldorf, the 9900 block of Morristown Place in Waldorf, the 3300 block of Lox Street in Indian Head, and the 6000 block of Red Wood Place in Waldorf. Officers processed the scenes and recovered evidence. While detectives work on leads, the Sheriff's Office is reminding residents to take precautions. Turn on outside lights, consider purchasing motion detectors which send off audible alerts if someone is on your property and if you see or hear something unusual, call the Sheriff's Office immediately. For more information on crime prevention, visit Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspects. The Criminal Investigations Division is investigating.

CARJACKING: On Nov. 12 at 1 a.m., officers responded to the 10500 block of Berry Road in Waldorf for the report of a carjacking. The victim, 18, said she was parked in a co-workers driveway when two men approached, opened her door and demanded she get out of the car. The suspects then stole the victim's cell phone and drove away in her vehicle. At 2 a.m., the car was found on fire on Bumpy Oak Road near Birchwood Place. The Criminal Investigations Division and Maryland State Fire Marshals Office are investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Between Nov. 10 - Nov.11, several mailboxes in the 1100 block of Hamlin Road in Waldorf were damaged. Officer C. Gilroy is investigating.

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