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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (June 20, 2012)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office has released the following incident and arrest reports.

BURGLARY: On June 18 between 4:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 4000 block of Crowbill Court in Waldorf and stole electronic items, DVDs and video games. Officer D. Gehrman is investigating.

BURGLARY: On June 17 at 2:55 a.m., an unknown suspect broke into a house in the 2100 block of Fawn Court in Waldorf. A resident heard a noise from the back of his house and when he investigated, he observed a black male in dark clothing standing near a couch where an adult female was sleeping. The suspect fled upon being detected. Officers discovered the back door had been left unlocked. Officer J. Hornickel is investigating.

BURGLARY: Between June 12 - June 13, unknown suspect(s) cut a hole in a screened in porch of a house in the 9400 block of Trinity Church Road in Charlotte Hall and stole jewelry and cigarettes. The burglary wasn't noticed until the morning of June 15 when the victim discovered her cigarettes missing. The scene was processed and evidence was recovered. A similar burglary occurred at a neighboring home last week. Officer C. Figgins is investigating.

BURGLARY/THEFT: Sometime between 7:10 a.m. and 2:50 p.m. June 12, suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 1600 block of Debra Drive in Waldorf and stole a video game system, an iPod and loose change and fled undetected. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer D. Butler is investigating.

THEFT: On June 13 at 8:40 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 3600 block of Mt. Pleasant Road in Waldorf for the report of a theft in progress. A witness had reported seeing three male suspects preparing to steal an automotive lift. When officers arrived, they observed the suspects loading the lift onto a trailer. The investigation revealed William Robert Yates, 60, of Waldorf is acquainted with the victim and was responsible for the theft attempt. The other two suspects were not aware the property was being stolen. Officers arrested Yates and charged with him with theft valued between $1,000 and $10,000. Yates was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Cpl. J. R. Elliott investigated.

THEFT: On June 13 at 4:40 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Meadow Place in Waldorf for the reported motor vehicle theft attempt. A male suspect was in the victim’s vehicle when he heard shouts from a witness who said she was calling the police. The suspect ran from the vehicle and was quickly followed by a white passenger car, which had been parked in the spot next to the victim’s vehicle. A short distance away, the passenger car stopped and the suspect got inside. The suspects and car’s occupants then fled the area. The initial suspect was described as a black male between 18 and 25 years old. The white passenger car was described as a newer model vehicle, possibly a Toyota. Anyone with information about the theft attempt is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer M. Kelly is investigating.

THEFT: Sometime between 9 p.m. June 12 and 5 a.m. June 13, suspect(s) shattered the windshield and passenger-side windows of a vehicle parked in the 11500 block of Timberbrook Drive in Waldorf. The suspect(s) stole a piece of luggage from the backseat before fleeing the scene. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer D. Gehrman is investigating.

THEFT: On June 12 at 1:12 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to JB Robinson Jewelers located at 11110 Mall Circle in Waldorf for the reported theft. The investigation revealed a male suspect asked a sales associate to show him a pair of earrings. When the sales associate brought out the earrings, the suspect grabbed them and fled from the store and out of the mall from the exit near the Ruby Tuesday’s restaurant. The suspect was described as a black male between 18 and 21 years of age with a trimmed beard and braces on his teeth. He was wearing blue jeans and a black jacket. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer J. S. Feldman is investigating.

VEHICLE INTO BUILDING: On June 10 at 2:33 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Commerce Liquors located at 11916 Business Park Drive in Waldorf for the report of a vehicle that had crashed through the building. The investigation revealed a 2005 Toyota Camry entered the parking lot and struck the front of the building after the driver failed to stop. The driver, Carolyn Linda Hamilton, 61, of Forestville, sustained minor injuries and was treated and released by Emergency Medical Services personnel at the scene. The occupant of the store, a clerk, was uninjured. A building inspector found no structural damage but the business was closed as result of electrical damages and other damages to the glass front exterior. Officer J. Kelly investigated.

PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of property crimes in which suspect(s) have shattered the windows of vehicles parked at various locations in Waldorf by shooting what officers believe to be a BB or airsoft gun. Most recently, the suspect(s) shot the windows out of four vehicles sometime between 11 p.m. June 7 and 7 a.m. June 8 in the Deerwood and Hampshire neighborhoods in Waldorf. Similar incidents occurred on May 29 on Garner Ave., at the St. Charles Town Center and at the Ken Dixon Chevrolet dealership; on May 30 at Enterprise Leasing and Mr. Muffler; and on June 6 at the Home Depot. Witnesses in each case described the possible suspect vehicle as a dark green or dark blue Toyota Corolla missing its right hubcap.

CRIME SOLVERS TIP LEADS TO ROBBERY SUSPECT'S IDENTITY/ CCSO DETECTIVES OBTAIN ARREST WARRANT

Police believe the robber in the store surveillance photo at left is Harold Dean Rogers, 45, of no fixed address (on right).
Police believe the robber in the store surveillance photo at left is Harold Dean Rogers, 45, of no fixed address (on right).

Charles County Sheriff's detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have obtained an arrest warrant charging Harold Dean Rogers, 45, of no fixed address, in connection with an armed robbery of an employee at a gas station. A tip to Charles County Crime Solvers led detectives to Rogers' identity.

On April 23 at 8:45 p.m., a lone male suspect entered the Shell gas station located in the 3100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf, displayed a knife and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled.

Detectives obtained security footage which showed the suspect committing the robbery but at the time, the suspect's identity was unknown. Surveillance photos were released and detectives subsequently received a tip through the Crime Solvers tip line identifying Rogers as the suspect.

An arrest warrant was obtained charging Rogers with armed robbery and detectives are seeking his whereabouts. Rogers is a white male, 5'10", 260 lbs., with blue eyes. He is known to frequent the Baltimore area.

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