Rash of Burglaries in Charles County

Sometime between 11 a.m. on Sept. 18 and 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 19, suspect(s) forced entry into a shed at a residence in the 5200 block of Chicamuxen Road in Indian Head, stole a 12 gauge Express Magnum shotgun and a 12 gauge Mosberg shotgun and fled the scene. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-743-2222. Cpl. C. McCue is investigating.

On Sept. 19 at 12:03 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to Greater Metro Orthopedic at 11325 Pembrooke Square, Suite 115, in Waldorf for the intrusion alarm. Upon arrival, officers observed a man walking out the front door of the business. When the man saw the officers, he returned to the entryway of the office, placed an object under a rug, then walked toward the officers with his hands up. The officers detained the man and conducted further investigation. Officers found evidence of forced entry through a window. Inside, the officers found evidence of an unsuccessful attempt to force entry into a closet in the office. The object under the rug was found to be a crowbar. Officers identified the man as Jack Harold Culp, 46, of Mechanicsville and charged him with second degree burglary, destruction of property more than $500 and possession of burglary tools. He is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner. Officer A. St. Germain investigated.

Sometime between 12 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 12, suspects(s) forced entry into a residence in the 6000 block of Bobcat Court in Waldorf. It does not appear anything was stolen from the residence. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777. Officer E. Baker is investigating.

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