NOTE: Recently, officers have responded to reports of day-time burglaries throughout the county. While officers have made arrests in many of these cases and they continue to develop suspects in others, the CCSO is reminding residents there are precautions they should take. For instance:
· Lock doors and windows - in many cases, the suspects entered the dwelling through unlocked doors or open windows.
· Consider an alarm system - in some cases, the suspects actually broke out a window or pried open a door and an alarm would alert police.
· Look for unusual activity in your neighborhood – in some cases suspects have actually disguised themselves as utility workers and were able to break in because it appeared they belonged at the house. If you know your neighbors are not at home and you see suspicious activity, call the sheriff’s office right away. We will respond to investigate. Do not approach the person. Rather, get a good description of the person and their car if they have one.
If you have suspect information in any of these burglaries, please call (301) 932-2222. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. There is a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects in these cases. For more information about crime prevention, visit the Charles County Sheriff’s Office web site at www.ccso.us
On Oct. 31 between 6:45 a.m., - 10 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 11700 block of Lancelot Drive in Waldorf and stole a large, flat screen TV. Officers canvassed the area and located a witness who observed a tall man dressed in blue clothing with a green safety vest walking toward the back of the house during the time the house was burglarized. In addition, a dark blue SUV was seen leaving the area, near the house. It is unclear if that subject is responsible for the break-in. The CCSO is reminding residents to call police immediately if they see or hear something suspicious. Officer D. Chandler is investigating.
On Oct. 31 between 6:40 a.m. – 5 p.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 2700 block of Moran Drive in Waldorf and stole computers and a television. POI J. Hornickel is investigating.
THEFT OF FUEL OIL:
Between Oct. 10 – Oct. 31, unknown suspect(s) stole heating fuel oil from a tank behind a house in the 4500 block of Pickeral Street in White Plains.
The victim’s fuel oil tank is to the rear of her residence and is not contained within a fence. Officer R. Snyder is investigating.
On Oct. 30 at 8:18 p.m., officers responded to the 9100 block of Crain Highway in Bel Alton for the report of the sound of a gunshot. Officers arrived and located a man who was in possession of a shotgun. The man, Daniel Steve Berry, 24, of Indian Head, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment after officers found a spent shell casing. In addition, Berry had an open warrant. PFC S. Weedon is investigating.
PIZZA DELIVERY MAN ROBBED:
On Oct. 30 at 9 p.m., a pizza deliveryman was making a delivery in the 4200 block of Drake Court in Waldorf. As he knocked on the door, three suspects approached from the side of the building. One of the suspects pulled a gun and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspects fled. Officers determined the house was vacant. One suspect is described as a black male with light skin, teenaged, about 5’10” with a thin build and shoulder length brown braids. At the time, he was wearing a green and white striped hoodie with blue skinny jeans. A second suspect is described as a white male in his teens, approx 5'10", thin build, faint dark colored mustasche, wearing a black North Face jacket. A third suspect is described as a black male in his teens wearing black jacket. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division are investigating.
Between Oct. 29 – Oct. 30, unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 14600 block of Bar Harbor Court in Issue and stole game systems, a computer and other items. PFC J. Walter is investigating.
WINE STORE BURGLARIZED:
On Oct. 30 at 1:50 a.m., two males wearing camouflage clothing broke into a wine store in the 12000 block of Jefferson Farm Place in Waldorf and stole cash. PFC W. Halt 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 www.ccso.us to submit a web tip. All callers remain anonymous.