Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (August 19, 2010) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ROBBERY: On Aug. 18 at 9:47 p.m., officers responded to the 2500 block of Business Park Court in Waldorf for the reported robbery. The investigation revealed an employee of Asiana Chinese Restaurant was preparing to make a delivery but as he approached his vehicle in the parking lot, he was accosted by two male suspects who rushed from behind and began assaulting him. One of the suspects stole money from the victim. Both suspects then fled behind the restaurant toward Westdale Drive. Officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspects. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at Civista Medical Center. Officer J. Timko is investigating.

ASSAULT: On Aug. 18 at 5:58 p.m., officers responded to the 5000 block of Damselfish Court in Waldorf for the reported assault. The investigation revealed a group of male suspects accosted a 43-year-old man in his backyard, assaulted him and brandished a knife before fleeing the scene. A lookout for the suspects was dispatched and officers nearby quickly located four males matching the suspects’ description. Further investigation revealed the four suspects were responsible for the assault. The suspects were identified as Carlton Vernon Bell, 16, of Waldorf; Erron Drake Perkins, 17, of Waldorf; Troy Terry Sykes, 16, of Waldorf and Demarius Niykos McClain, 16, of White Plains. They were arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and trespassing and were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before a district court commissioner. Officer S. Fulton investigated.

BURGLARY: On Aug. 18 at 1:26 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 3400 block of Deer Trail Place in the Malcolm area of Brandywine for the report of burglary and theft in progress. A witness observed someone enter a fenced-in backyard and then enter a shed and steal three fishing poles before fleeing the yard toward Martha Place. Officers responded and established a perimeter. A K9 team conducted a track, which led to a residence on Lindsey Place. There, officers found the fishing poles and the suspect, a 16-year-old Brandywine boy. Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with second- and fourth-degree burglary and theft valued at less than $1,000. He was released to a parent. Officer A. St. Germain investigated.

BURGLARY: On Aug. 18 at 9:43 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 8500 block of Billingsley Road in White Plains for the reported burglary. Investigation revealed a group of masked men forced entry into the home and encountered an 18-year-old woman who resides there. The men restrained the woman while they ransacked the house. The men put the woman into a room by herself and she managed to escape out a window and went to a neighbor’s house for help. The suspects stole a laptop computer and a video game console before fleeing the scene. The suspects were described only as three or four males of varied races. Det. S. Schwab is investigating.

ARMED ROBBERY: On Aug. 18 at 2 a.m., officers responded to Bud’s Liquors located at 2539 Old Washington Road in Waldorf for the reported armed robbery. The investigation revealed two employees were closing the business and locking the doors when they were accosted by a masked suspect who brandished a handgun and demanded money. The victims complied and the suspect fled on foot. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect described only as a black male wearing black clothing and a black ski mask. Officer S. Cartwright is investigating.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 1 and 4 p.m. Aug. 17, suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 2500 block of Hatteras Circle in Waldorf. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole property and fled the scene. Cpl. J. Freeman is investigating.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 4:50 p.m. Aug. 16 and 6:59 a.m. Aug. 17, suspect(s) forced entry into the Westside Thrift Store located at 6942 Indian Head Highway in Bryans Road. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole money and fled the scene. Cpl. M. Kennedy is investigating.

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 to submit a web tip. All callers remain anonymous.

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