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.
BURGLARY: On Jan. 20 between 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., someone broke into a house in the 100 block of Sherman Road in Waldorf and stole several guns including long guns and BB guns. A computer and a few games were also stolen. Officer M. Armstrong is investigating.
THEFT FROM AUTO: On Jan. 20, during the overnight hours, several suspects broke into a car parked at an auto repair shop on Holly Auto Center Lane in Waldorf and stole several electronics which were left inside the car. PFC P. Morgan, III is investigating.
ATTEMPT THEFT FROM AUTO: Sometime between Jan. 18 to 20, someone broke into a car parked at an auto repair shop in the 12000 block of Washington Square in Waldorf and attempted to steal a stereo. PFC P. Morgan, III is investigating.
WHEELS STOLEN: Sometime between Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, someone broke into a car parked in the 6400 block of Ashland Road in La Plata and stole a stereo. The suspects also stole all four tires/rims from the vehicle. PFC J. Foster is investigating.
CITIZEN ROBBERY: On Jan. 19 at 12:04 a.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Heathcote Road in Waldorf for the report of a citizen robbery. Investigation showed two suspects approached two teens as they were getting in their car. One of the suspects displayed a gun and demanded the victims’ cell phones and money. The victims complied and the suspects fled, possibly in a gray car. Officer C. Garner is investigating.
THEFT OF WHEELS: On Jan. 18, officers responded to the 6900 block of Heather Drive in Bryans Road for the report of stolen wheels. The victim advised he posted four chrome wheels for sale on Craigslist and got a response. He stated the suspect came by his home early in the day and indicated he was interested in the tires but that he would get back to the victim later. The victim left his house and when he returned he found the wheels had been stolen. Based on additional information, officers are looking into the possibility that the person who responded to the ad was also the person who stole the wheels. The CCSO is reminding people to take precautions when selling items. If you advertise something for sale, try to meet a potential buyer at a public location and bring a friend with you. If that’s not practical, try to keep records of the name and phone number of the person calling and call the person back to confirm your meeting. If possible, try to jot down the tag number of the car the potential buyer drove. PFC K. Burger is investigating.
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