The CCSO is reminding citizens who own cars with expensive wheels and rims to take precautions with their property. Several incidents of wheel and rim thefts have been reported recently. The thefts usually occur overnight and can take just a few minutes to complete. In most cases, the suspects lift the car with a jack, quickly remove the tires and leave the vehicles on cinder blocks, bricks or landscaping stones. The suspects may be driving pick-up trucks, utility trucks and in some cases, mini vans. There are some things vehicle owners can do to help deter these thefts: use lug locks; park in a well-lighted area; consider a car alarm; and, as always, if you see something suspicious, say something and call the Sheriff’s Office immediately.
Between Dec. 5 – Dec. 5, during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) stole four tires and rims from an Infiniti parked in the 3500 block of Promenade Place in Waldorf. PO R. Gass is investigating.
On Dec. 5 between 3:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., unknown suspect(s) forced open a front door to a house in the 400 block of University Drive in Waldorf and stole electronics and shoes. POI R. Walls is investigating.
Between Dec. 4 – Dec. 5, unknown suspects stole four wheels and rims from a car parked in the 11700 block of Acton Lane in Waldorf. PFC J. Morales is investigating.
R.R.E. (RACIAL/RELIGIOUS/ETHNIC) CRIME:
On Dec. 4 between 4 a.m. – 4:30 a.m., several suspects used bottled snow spray and sprayed racial slurs on a sign and on the side of a shed in a mobile park in the 12000 block of Gillespie Circle in Waldorf. Officers have leads and arrests are pending the outcome of the investigation. POI V. Warker is investigating.
On Dec. 4 between 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., unknown suspect(s) attempted to gain entry into a house in the 5700 block of Port Tobacco Road in La Plata. Entry was not gained but a window and locking mechanism were damaged. PFC D. Benthin 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.