Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (October 21, 2012)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

THEFT FROM AUTO: On Oct. 19 at 3:30 a.m., officers responded to the 5300 block of Chicamuxen Road in Indian Head for the report of a theft from auto. The victim told officers she woke up after hearing her dog barking outside and when she investigated further she saw the interior light on inside her car. She walked outside and saw a vehicle speed off. She went back to her vehicle and noticed her wallet had been stolen. She said her car was unlocked. PFC B. Moore is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On Oct. 17 between 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a fenced in area to the back of a house in the 300 block of Woodside Place in Waldorf. The suspects threw a large rock at a window but only broke the first pane of glass; entry was not made. Officers canvassed the area but did not locate any other homes that had damage. PFC K. Newman is investigating.

STRONG-ARM ROBBERY REPORTED: On Oct. 17 at 6:55 p.m., a woman reported she was approached by two males as she was walking on a path near Wilson Road in Waldorf. The males damaged her coat and stole money from her before fleeing. A police K-9 team conducted a track but the scent was lost near Garner Avenue and Adams Road. PFC. P. Alvarez is investigating.

OFFICERS LOCATE THEFT SUSPECT: On Oct. 16 at 5:50 p.m., an employee of a business in the 4500 block of Graphics Drive in White Plains observed a male placing a large piece of sheet metal onto a pick-up truck. The employee confronted the man but the man drove away. The employee called police and followed the man to a nearby gas station. The suspect drove back to the business and returned the metal. Charges of theft are pending. PFC M. Mellott is investigating.

CALL FOR SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE LEADS TO DRUG ARREST: On Oct.17 at 1:50 p.m., officers were called to Cardigan Court in Waldorf for the report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway of a vacant house. Upon arrival, the officer noticed a man sleeping in the driver's seat. He approached the driver's side window and immediately saw a clear plastic bag on the console. Inside the bag were several smaller baggies containing suspected cocaine. A chemical test revealed the substance was cocaine and the man was arrested. Rodney Scott Bush, 45, of Fort Washington, was charged with possession with intent to distribute. It was later learned he worked for a company that takes pictures of vacant houses. Officer A. Fenlon is investigating.

THEFTS FROM AUTOS: Between Oct. 16 - Oct. 17, unknown suspect(s) stole batteries from several cars parked in a fenced-in parking lot of a business in the 12000 block of Mattawoman Drive in Waldorf. Officer J. Murphy is investigating.

SHOTS FIRED AT HOUSE: On Oct. 16 at 10:05 p.m., suspects fired several rounds at a house in the 3900 block of Northgate Place in Waldorf. Several people were inside the house at the time but no one was injured. The shooting does not appear to be random and investigators are working on leads. The Criminal Investigations Division is investigating.

POSSIBLE BURGLARIES: On Oct. 16 at 10:29 a.m., officers responded to the 1500 block of Pin Oak Drive in Waldorf after receiving an intrusion alarm. When officers arrived, they observed the sliding glass door at the back of the house was open. A check of a neighbor's house also revealed an open door. Officers contacted the homeowners who responded but said it did not appear anything had been stolen. Officer P. Morgan, III is investigating.

BURGLARY: Between Oct. 14 - Oct. 16, unknown suspect(s) broke into a vacant house in the 3300 block of Martha Place in Waldorf and stole several items. Cpl C. Campbell is investigating.

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