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.
THEFT OF WHEELS: On August 18 at approximately 9 a.m., an officer was conducting a patrol check in the area of Oakside Lane in Indian Head when a citizen flagged him down. The victim advised that sometime between the hours of 6 p.m. on August 17 and the morning of August 18, the aluminum wheels were stolen from her 2015 Chevrolet Malibu and the vehicle was left sitting on bricks. Officer D. Spence is investigating.
BURGLARY: Sometime between the hours of 1 p.m. on August 14 and 9 a.m. on August 16, unknown suspect(s) gained entry to a church located in the 10000 block of Charles Street in La Plata. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole a keyboard and flat screen television. Pfc. J. Alpert is investigating.
THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE: On August 14 at approximately 7:05 a.m., officers responded to the 6200 block of Deerwood Court in Waldorf for the report of theft from a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, a witness gave a suspect description and reported that the suspect was walking from vehicle to vehicle, pulling on the door handles. A person who matched the suspect description was located nearby on Wolverine Place. The suspect admitted to stealing several items from several vehicles in the area to include cash, a cell phone, a wallet, credit cards, and other various items. Travis Demetrius Smoot, 31 of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with several counts of theft. Pfc. D. Butler investigated.
THEFT OF WHEELS: Sometime during the overnight hours between August 11 and August 12, unknown suspect(s) stole aluminum wheels from a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban which was parked in a driveway in the 2800 block of Portobello Court in Waldorf. The vehicle was left sitting on bricks. Cpl. R. Gilroy is investigating.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On August 12 at approximately 12:50 a.m., officers responded to the 3200 block of Huntington Circle in Waldorf for reports of disorderly conduct. Upon arrival, officers heard four gunshots coming from the area of Heathcote Road. Officers responded to the area where the shots were coming from and spoke with several subjects. One subject, who was acting disorderly, fled on foot and was located hiding behind a shed nearby. Robert Larry Stevenson, Jr., 24 of Waldorf, was placed under arrest and found to be in possession of ammunition. K9 units responded and attempted a search for a weapon, which was met with negative results. Officers located two vehicles in the area which had been hit by gunfire, and evidence was recovered from the scene. Stevenson was charged with disorderly conduct. M/Cpl. C. Cusmano, Officer J. Dewberry, and Sgt. D. Belfield investigated.
FIRST DEGREE BURGLARY: On August 9 at 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the 15000 block of Spikerush Court in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. The initial report was made by a realtor who had arrived at the residence, which had just
been put on the market, for a showing. There were people in the house when the realtor arrived. The homeowner and police were contacted. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the suspect, Angie Elizabeth Ezell, 51 of Washington, D.C., who stated that she had purchased the home two months prior and that her paperwork showing ownership was in storage. The owner of the home, per Maryland tax records, arrived to the residence and stated that the home had just been placed on the market and it had not yet been sold. She had just begun the process of moving out and still had personal items in the home. There was damage to the garage door and to the hardwood floor inside the house, and there was evidence that items in the home had been used or tampered with. Ezell was arrested and charged with first and fourth degree burglary, theft, and destruction of property. Cpl. C. Long investigated.
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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 and 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.