Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (Auguest 17, 2010) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ROBBERY: On August 16 at 2:42 p.m., an unknown male entered the Country Market at 7485 Bensville Road in Waldorf, displayed a gun and demanded money from an employee. The victim complied and the suspect fled. Officers responded and processed the scene for evidence. Detective Tona is investigating.

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On August 16 at 1:25 p.m., two unknown suspects fired shots from what appeared to be a BB gun or pellet gun at a VanGo bus near St. Stevens Drive and Red Fox Lane. The rounds shattered two of the bus windows but did not injure any passengers. Officers canvassed the area and located several witnesses who described the suspects as black males in their teens. One suspect has a light complexion, weighs about 140-150 pounds and was wearing a white tank top and blue jean shorts. The other suspect has a dark complexion and a medium build. He was wearing red shorts and had a white t-shirt wrapped around his head. Anyone with information is asked to call the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to the arrest of the suspects.

BURGLARY: Between August 15 at 7 p.m. - August 16 at 2 a.m., unknown suspects kicked out a basement window to a house in the 12000 block of Brackenridge Court in Waldorf. Once inside, the suspects stole game systems, money, and jewelry. They also stole a 1999 white Lexus LX70 vehicle which was parked in the driveway. An investigation revealed the homeowner's son had a party at the house while the homeowners were gone and many people attended who were unknown to them. Officers processed the scene and are continuing the investigation.

CITIZEN ROBBERY: On August 13, at 5:15 p.m., two 14-year-old boys were walking in the 700 block of University Drive in Waldorf when they were approached by two males who asked about getting their lawn cut - the victims were pushing lawn mowers after cutting a neighbor's yard. One suspect asked about getting his grass cut and directed one of the boys toward a nearby house. At that point, the suspect displayed a knife and demanded money. The victim complied and both suspects fled. Officers canvassed the area and located witnesses who described the suspects as black males. One suspect is in his twenties, 5'6" - 5'8", medium build, medium complexion, dreadlocks shorter than shoulder length, and was wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts and grey and red shoes. He may have a tattoo on his right forearm. The other suspect is possibly in his late teens, 6'0-6'3", thin build, light complexion, short hair cut, wearing a grey sleeveless t-shirt and shorts. No one was injured and the investigation is continuing.

THEFT OF TRAILERS: Between August 10 - August 11, unknown suspects cut a padlock from a towing trailer in the 7300 block of Mary Drive in La Plata, hitched the trailer to their vehicle and fled the scene. In another nearby theft, the suspects stole an unlocked trailer and fled. That trailer was later recovered near La Plata Road and Brice Chapel Road. Various pieces of lawn and landscaping equipment were stolen from both trailers. The equipment included one riding mower and two walk-behind mowers, various blowers and trimmers. Anyone with information is asked to cal the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222.

BURGLARY: On August 12 between 6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., an unknown suspect broke into a house in the 11000 block of Hornbeam Court in Waldorf and stole a non-working mini-bike. The bike is tan and black and has an ace of spades painted on the rear fender and the word "tattoo" in pink in the center. It also has a black and white checkered fender and a red "R1" painted on it. The make and model is unknown. Anyone with information is asked to call the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about a crime may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit WWW.CCSO.US to submit a web tip. All callers remain anonymous.

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