MAN CHARGED WITH FILING FALSE REPORT IN ROBBERY CASE:
On Jan 31, officers were flagged down near St. Thomas Drive and St. Charles Parkway by Shawn Anthony Ransome, 28, of Waldorf, who claimed he had just been robbed at gunpoint. Ransome told officers three males approached him and stole his wallet and coat. Officers searched the area for the suspects and took a report. Through investigation, detectives developed information that Ransome had not been robbed and that he lied in order to try to cover up a crime in which he had just committed. He was subsequently linked to a burglary on Sextant Place which occurred a short time before he claimed to have been robbed. Ransome was charged with filing a false police report and burglary.
DETECTIVES ARREST BURGLARY SUSPECTS:
Detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division have arrested three people in connection with a burglary that occurred on January 31 in the 10400 block of Sextant Place in Waldorf. Delontae Devon Cole, 19; Derrick Coleman, 32; and Shawn Ransome, 28, are charged with breaking into a home and stealing electronics, cell phones, jewelry, a camera, clothing, games systems and games. Through further investigation, detectives identified the suspects and recovered some of the stolen property. The suspects were charged with burglary and theft.
GIRL CHARGED WITH MAKING BOMB THREAT AT SCHOOL:
On February 12, PFC M. DePaulo - a Charles County Sheriff’s Office school resource officer assigned to Mattawoman Middle School - was made aware of graffiti in a girl’s bathroom indicating a bomb would explode at the school on February 13. Students had already been dismissed for the day and evidence showed the threat had been written after school hours. The school was searched and determined safe. Officer DePaulo immediately began an investigation. With the assistance of school staff and security cameras, he identified the suspect as a 12- year-old girl who was a student at the school. The girl was charged as a juvenile with making threats of arson and destruction of property.
Between Feb. 10 – Feb. 13, unknown suspect(s) kicked in a door of a vacant house in the 2200 block of Sandalwood Drive and stole a dishwasher. Officer C. Walden is investigating.
Between Feb. 6- Feb. 12, unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 12400 block of Derek Place in Waldorf, ransacked the house and stole miscellaneous items. Officer B. Clark is investigating.
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