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Incident Briefings

The following is a sample of recent events investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit www.CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

WARRANT SQUAD LOCATES FUGITIVE: On Dec. 6 at 10:45 a.m., members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad located David Carnell Stringer, 49, of Accokeek who was wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in 2003. Stringer was located at an address in Clinton, MD and was arrested without incident. He was released on bond by a district court commissioner.

CRASH INVOLVING FIRE TRUCK: On Dec. 8 at 2:21 p.m., members of the Newburg Volunteer Fire Department Engine 141 were responding to a call for a car crash on Route 234. The engine lost control on an icy bridge near Creek View Place and overturned landing on its roof in a ravine. Five firefighters were on board and were unable to get out from the truck. Members of neighboring fire departments including La Plata, Bel Alton, Hughesville and Cobb Island responded and extricated the firefighters. EMS transported all five firefighters to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center where they were treated for non life-threatening injuries. Ice and poor weather conditions were contributing factors in this crash. PFC S. Stanley of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

ROBBERIES/ CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: On Dec. 8 at 1:25 a.m., three young adults reported they were robbed outside a house in the 4000 block of Oakton Place in White Plains. They said a group of male suspects approached them as they were leaving a party, assaulted them and stole their cell phones. A short time later, two other people reported they too had been robbed after leaving the party. The victims said they were outside when three to five males approached, displayed a handgun and demanded their belongings. The victims complied and the suspects fled. Officers canvassed the area and went back to the house where the party was, but they did not locate any other victims. There were no serious injuries and detectives are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Tim Miner of the Criminal Investigations Division at (301) 609-6481. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous 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. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.

CHILD CRITICALLY INJURED IN CAR CRASH: On Dec. 7 at 6:08 p.m., the driver of a Honda Accord was traveling south on Oak Avenue near Arlington Drive when he lost control of his car and struck a tree. The driver, 22, of La Plata was not injured. His niece, a three-year-old girl, was in the back seat of the car. She was injured and transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Cpl J. Hopkins of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Dec. 6 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., someone broke into a house in the 5100 block of Barracuda Court in Waldorf and stole several guns and a game system. PFC M. O’Shields is investigating.

THEFT: Sometime between Dec. 2 and Dec. 6, someone stole an AC unit from a house in the 4000 block of Chicamuxen Road in Marbury. PFC. J. Riffle is investigating.

ROBBERY: On Dec. 5 at 5:21 p.m., a man was walking toward his house in the 4600 block of Pebbleshire Court in Waldorf when two males wearing hooded sweatshirts approached and demanded he empty his pockets. The victim believed the suspects had a gun and he complied. The suspects stole the victim’s phone and fled. Officers established a perimeter and a police K-9 team responded and conducted a track. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Tim Miner of the Criminal Investigations Division at (301) 609-6481. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous 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. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.

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 this incident is asked to contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, by texting CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES (274637) or by submitting a web tip. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous.

Media Contact
Diane Richardson
301-609-6557
richardsond@ccso.us

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