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Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports

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LA PLATA, Md. (Jan. 4, 2016)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

BURGLARY/SEXUAL ASSAULT: On December 29 at 10:02 p.m., officers responded to the 3400 block of Port Tobacco Road in Nanjemoy for the report of a burglary. An investigation revealed that a suspect forced entry into the residence and sexually assaulted the victim before fleeing. The suspect, who is unknown to the victim, is described as a black male. No further description available at this time. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective G. Higgs at (301) 609-6498. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at The investigation is on-going.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. on December 28, unknown suspect(s) broke through a window to gain entry to a residence in the 2000 block of Rosewood Drive in Waldorf. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole several electronic items. Pfc. E. Scuderi is investigating.

BURGLARY: On December 28 at 10:04 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Stoddert Avenue in Waldorf for the report of a breaking and entering in progress. Upon arrival, officers observed that a rear door had been broken, allowing the suspect(s) to gain entry to the home. Several electronic items were stolen. Officer J. Zachmeier is investigating.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 5:40 p.m. on December 28, unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 6400 block of Bear Court in Waldorf by unknown means. A piece of jewelry was stolen. Pfc. J. Hornickel is investigating.

POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE: On January 3 at 10:26 p.m., POII C. Chamblee initiated a traffic stop for a speed violation in the area of Hawthorne Road at Lower Wharf Road in Indian Head. Upon making contact with the driver, Officer Chamblee observed drug paraphernalia in the driver's door handle and located Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills along with other drugs inside the car. Mark Anthony Burnette, 45 of Washington D.C., was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession with intent to distribute.

CCSO APPREHENDS ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT: On December 31 at 9:43 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 4400 block of Crain Highway in White Plains for the report of an armed robbery. Upon their arrival, officers learned that a masked male entered the business, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. The employee complied and the suspect fled. CCSO K9 teams set up a track which led to a church next to the business. Investigators from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation. While conducting interviews with individuals that were in the church at the time, the suspect was identified. A search was conducted and items related to the robbery were located. The suspect, a 17 year old male, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and first and second-degree assault.

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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