Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (Aug. 12, 2014)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

BURGLARY: On August 11 at 1:09 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Post Office Road in Waldorf for an intrusion alarm. When officers arrived, they found two open doors and an open window. Cpl. L. Blake and his K-9 partner entered the business but no one was inside. The owner of the business responded and said it did not appear anything had been stolen. Officers believe the suspects fled when the alarm sounded. POI C. Caywood is investigating.

ROBBERY REPORTED: On August 10 at 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the 6300 block of Deerwood Court in Waldorf for the report of a robbery that occurred earlier in the evening. According to the four teenaged victims, they were sitting in a fenced-in backyard of a house when two suspects wearing ski masks approached, displayed a gun and demanded money. The victims complied and the suspects fled. The victims did not immediately report the incident. PFC. A. Fenlon is investigating.

STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On August 10 at 1:38 a.m., officers responded to the 2200 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf for the report of a fight in progress. When officers arrived, a man reported a group of males assaulted him and took his cell phone and cash. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was admitted with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. PFC M. Bourgeois is investigating.

COMMERCIAL ROBBERY: On Aug. 9 at 10:06 p.m., officers responded to the Bryantown Store at 6435 Leonardtown Road in Bryantown for the report of a robbery that just occurred. Investigation showed the suspect entered the business, brandished a gun and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled. Cpl. C. Roberts and his K-9 partner tracked the suspect to Oliver Shop Road where the track stopped about a half mile away. The suspect is a male, unknown race, early to mid-twenties, about 5’9” with a medium build. He was wearing all black clothing to include a black shroud that concealed his entire head. PFC J.L. Clagett is investigating.

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On August 10 at 1:25 a.m. officers responded to the 1000 block of Dorset Road in Waldorf for the repot of the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, they spoke with the homeowner who indicated she heard the sound of glass breaking in her living room and discovered a large hole and shattered glass by the patio door. She then noticed small holes in the living room wall. Officers canvassed the yard and found a projectile nearby. Further investigation revealed additional evidence on Cambridge Dr ive which is located behind the victim’s residence. The scene was processed and evidence collected. It is not clear if the victim’s house was intentionally fired upon. PFC S. Chandler is investigating.

BURGLARY: On August 8 at 8:34 a.m., officers responded to the 4200 block of Drake Court in Waldorf for the report of a burglary of a vacant house. Investigation showed a juvenile male, who was reported as a runaway, broke a window and gained entry inside the house. The juvenile was charged with breaking and entering and then released to a relative. Cpl. K. Selkirk investigated.

OFFICERS APPREHEND THEFT SUSPECTS: On August 7 at 6:21 a.m., officers responded to the 11300 block of Teakwood Court in Waldorf for the report of a theft. The victim indicated his iPad and a digital camera were stolen from his unlocked car. While taking the report, officers were made aware of two other thefts from nearby cars. One of the victims was able to track his iPad to Gallinule Court where PFC E. Baker and PFC M. Kelly responded. They canvassed the area and located a book bag containing a GPS, a purse, a pair of tennis shoes and other miscellaneous items - none which had been reported stolen at that time. The victim continued tracking his iPad and told officers the tracking device indicated the iPad had moved to Shawnee Lane. Cpl. K. Selkirk responded to Shawnee Lane and observed two males standing near the woods. Upon being seen, the suspects fled into the woods. Cpl. Selkirk broadcast a description of the suspects and provided their route of travel. PFC Kelly drove to Shearwater Lane where he suspected the subjects would come out. Within a short time, PFC Kelly noticed the suspects run out of the woods. He pursued the subjects and apprehended Steven Lawrence Matthews, Jr., 21, of Waldorf. Cpl. Selkirk went to the area where she first spotted the subjects and recovered property which had been stolen from the three reported thefts. Matthews was arrested and charged with theft. The investigation is continuing.

Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned. You can find additional information about the case by searching the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database using the accused's name and date of birth. The database is online at . Persons named who have been found innocent or not guilty of all charges in the respective case, and/or have had the case ordered expunged by the court can have their name, age, and city redacted by following the process defined at .

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