Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (May 28, 2010) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

BURGLARY: On May 24 between 8:10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., unknown suspects broke into a house in the 4200 block of Jambeau Place in White Plains and stole money. Officer Bier is investigating.

DETECTIVES SEEK IDENTITY OF THEFT SUSPECTS: Charles County Sheriff's officers are seeking the identity of four suspects wanted in connection with a theft that occurred on May 23 at the One Stop Driver Plaza at 12615 Crain Highway in Newburg. At about 1:56 p.m., four suspects entered the store. Three suspects distracted an employee while the fourth suspect went to the back of the store and stole dozens of cartons of cigarettes. The theft was not discovered until later that night. Officers recovered surveillance footage which show the suspects as they moved about the store. Anyone with information about their identity is asked to call (301 ) 932-2222. Officer K. Syvertsen is investigating.

OFFICERS DISCOVER BREAK-IN AT HIGH SCHOOL/SUSPECT ARRESTED: On May 25 at 10:56 p.m., officers responded to Northgate Place in Waldorf for the report of suspicious people near a wooded area. When officers arrived, they observed a subject attempting to leave in a car. Officers stopped the subject, Jinhan Kim, 18, of Waldorf, and learned he had just broken into Thomas Stone High School at 3785 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf to commit a "senior prank." Officers went to the school and discovered Jinhan entered the school through a window he unlocked earlier that day. Once inside, he emptied a bag full of crickets - about 150 - on the floor. Officers learned Jinhan ordered the crickets online. After the burglary, Jinhan fled the school to his car which he parked on Northgate Place. Jinhan was charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools after officers found a screwdriver in his pocket. Two other people were with the suspect but the extent of their involvement is under investigation. Officer Gilroy is investigating.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE URGES CITIZENS TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY: Charles County Sheriff's officers recently responded to citizen robberies in the Waldorf area. As officers pursue leads and conduct special enforcement, the Sheriff's Office is reminding residents to report suspicious activity immediately. In the past, phones calls from witnesses have made a difference and helped officers locate suspects quickly.

-- STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On May 21 at 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of Stanford Place and Hamilton Road in Waldorf for a strong-arm robbery. Investigation revealed a group of males approached three people as they were walking and demanded money. Two victims ran away but the suspects grabbed the third victim, 16, assaulted him and stole his cell phone. The suspects fled and the victim contacted police. Officer Tyner is investigating.

-- STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On May 21 at 11 p.m., officers responded to the 11000 block of Business Park Drive in Waldorf for the report of an assault. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim, 15, was approached by four suspects who assaulted him and demanded his cell phone. When the victim replied he did not have a phone, the suspects fled. The victim went home and notified a parent who called police. Officer R. Johnson is investigating.

-- CITIZEN ROBBERY: On May 22 at 12:45 a.m., an officer was flagged down by a man who indicated he was robbed in the 11900 block of Acton Lane in Waldorf. The victim, 24, said a group of suspects approached him, assaulted him and stole his cell phone. Officer R. Garrett is investigating.

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