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So. Md. Police Briefs




CHARLES CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEEKING SUSPECTS’ ID; CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: The CCSO would like to identify the three males on the left side of the surveillance footage shown above. One person is a white male wearing a bright blue sweat shirt, the other two subjects are black males wearing dark clothing. All three males are described as being in their teens to early twenties.

On May 24 at 5:45 p.m., officers responded to the Wakefield Recreational Center in the 2000 block of Nantucket Drive in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed the victim, an employee of the center, was cleaning the pool when two males approached. They pushed the victim to the ground, assaulted him and stole his wallet. The suspects then fled across the field towards the area of Red Lion Place. The victim sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. The CCSO has obtained surveillance photos of the suspects and ask anyone with information about who they are to call (301) 932-2222. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit http://www.ccso.us to submit a web tip. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered in this case.

Serious Motor Vehicle Collision

On June 2, at approximately 4:15 a.m., St. Mary's County deputies responded to a motor vehicle collision on Society Hill Road near Breton View Drive in Leonardtown, Maryland. The preliminary investigation reveals a 2003 Honda Accord operated by Conner Riley Nauman, 19 of Clements, was traveling southbound on Society Hill Road near Breton View Drive, Leonardtown. A 16-year-old female from Mechanicsville was a front seat passenger in the vehicle. Nauman lost control of the vehicle causing the vehicle to swerve off the roadway. The vehicle stuck a telephone pole then collided into a tree. After striking the tree, the Honda split in half. Nauman and the passenger were ejected from the vehicle. Both were flown to Prince George's Shock Trauma with incapacitating injuries.

The Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and the investigation is continuing. Alcohol and speed are believed to be contributing factors. Anyone with information concerning this collision is asked to contact Deputy Christopher Beyer #246 at 301-475-4200 x1900.

Arrests for Burglaries in St. Mary's

During the weekly St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office CompStat meetings, a trend was identified involving multiple burglaries to residences throughout the northern portion of St. Mary's County. Sheriff's Office crime analysts were able to compile statistical data regarding the methods used to commit the burglaries. Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) detectives incorporated this information into their investigation and were able to identify suspects.

On May 30, BCI detectives arrested Jonathan C. Gardner, 22, of Mechanicsville, and Megan N. Thompson, 21, of Valley Lee. Detectives recovered numerous items which had been stolen during daytime residential burglaries in St. Mary's County.

Gardner and Thompson were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention, charged with 3 counts of First Degree Burglary, 2 counts of Theft $10,000 - $100,000, Theft $1,000 - $10,000 and Malicious Destruction of property less than $500.

Thompson and Gardner are being held on $10,000 bond each. Both have additional charges pending in Anne Arundel and Charles County for similar daytime residential burglaries in those counties.

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