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Incident Briefings

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

BURGLARY: On June 29 at 8:50 a.m., officers responded to Keepsake Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. The homeowner reported suspect(s) broke into his house and stole several new tires he had just purchased. PFC D. Walker is investigating.

BURGLARY: On June 29 between 9:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., unknown suspects broke into a house in the 4600 block of Grebe Place in Waldorf and stole jewelry, shoes and electronics. Witnesses say the suspects may have been in a light-colored pick-up truck. PFC D. Butler is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On June 29 at 2:08 a.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Lake Drive in Waldorf for the sound of possible gunshots. When officers arrived, they saw two juveniles fleeing on foot. The teens were apprehended and investigation showed the juveniles – a 14-year-old female and a 15-year-old male – had broken several windows in the area of Lake Drive, Holly Station and Calico Woods. The juveniles were charged with destruction of property. Officer C. Gustafson is investigating.

THEFT OF MOTOR SCOOTERS: Sometime between June 28 and June 29, unknown suspect(s) stole two Razor E100 motor scooters from an open garage in the 4100 block of Arthur Ross Place in Indian Head.  One scooter is lime green and the other is blue. PFC D. E. Raby is investigating.

BURGLARY: On June 28 at 5 a.m., officers responded to the 5300 block of Emma Lane in Indian Head for the report of a burglary. A witness said she was outside with her dog when she heard a noise coming from the garage area, but she thought it was her relatives and she did not investigate. An hour later, the woman went to the garage where she noticed a TV, a game system and some fishing poles had been stolen. PFC. D. E. Raby is investigating.

THEFT FROM AUTO: On June 28 at 5:55 a.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Kenneth Court in Indian Head for the report of a theft from an auto. The victim said he left his work truck unlocked and someone broke into it during the overnight hours and stole tools, copper, and a GPS unit.  PFC D. E. Raby is investigating.

STOLEN FIREARM RECOVERED: On June 27 at 1 a.m., Cpl. M. Sokoloff initiated a traffic stop in the area of St. Patrick’s Drive. Upon approaching the driver, Cpl. Sokoloff detected a strong odor of alcohol. The driver was arrested after failing several sobriety tests. Upon searching the car, Cpl. Sokoloff found a semi-automatic handgun which had been reported stolen in North Carolina. Further investigation showed the driver, Erik William Schmidt, 29, of Washington, D.C. is prohibited to have firearms due to prior convictions. While at the detention center, Schmidt made threats to harm Cpl. Sokoloff and his family. Schmidt was charged with driving under the influence, possession of a stolen firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and making threats against a police officer.

BURGLARY: On June 24 between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 3600 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf and stole money and the car keys to the victim’s truck. When the homeowner arrived home, he noticed his 1998 Dodge Dakota had been stolen. PFC P. Morgan is investigating.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.      

Media Contact
Diane Richardson
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richardsond@ccso.us

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