Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (September 19, 2012)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

FREE CAR SEAT SAFETY INSPECTIONS: There are so many car seat types and models, how do you know which one is right for your child? Stop guessing and mark your calendars. Charles County Sheriff's officers will conduct free car seat safety inspections at the Waldorf Jaycees on Sunday, September 23. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. to check car seats for proper installation and advise parents and caregivers how to choose the right car seat and how to properly install them. The event is part of the National Child Passenger Safety Week held the third week of September to promote the importance of child car seat safety.

Car crashes are the number one killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States. The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way. "We care about the safety of our children and placing them in the proper car seat makes a difference," said Sheriff Rex W. Coffey. "It's important to make sure children are in the correct seat for their size and age." For more information on car seat safety, visit

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY/POSSIBLE ATTEMPT BURGLARY: On Sept. 14 at 8:43 p.m., officers responded to the 11500 block of Scotch Hills Place in Waldorf for the report of a breaking and entering in progress. Officers met with the victim who stated she was inside her house when someone tried to kick in the front door; entry was not made. Officers canvassed the area for witnesses and processed the scene for evidence. Officer B. Clark is investigating.

BURGLARY: Between Aug. 12 - Sept. 12, unknown suspects broke into a house in the 3100 block of Port Tobacco Road in Nanjemoy and stole long guns and other property. The owner of the house had been away during that time period. Officers canvassed the area for witnesses and processed the scene for evidence. Cpl. J. Timko is investigating.

OFFICER RECOVERS STOLEN CAR: On Sept. 13 at 10:30 p.m., Officer J. Garner was conducting a parking lot check at an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf when he observed an unoccupied suspicious vehicle. A computer check of the registration plates revealed the car had been reported stolen from another county. The car was towed for safekeeping. Pfc. J. Garner investigated.

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLES: On Sept. 13 between 5:40 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., unknown suspects broke into three cars at the Mattawoman Park and Ride in the 3200 block of Mattawoman Beantown Road in Waldorf. Stereo equipment and other items were stolen. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer J. Garner is investigating.

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