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Patrol Officers Locate Man Threatening to Harm Himself

DATE: October 22, 2021CONTACT: Janelle Love                  Media Relations Office(301) 609-6538 or (301) 848-4799

Patrol Officers Locate Man Threatening to Harm Himself / Emergency Evaluation: On October 21 at approximately 2:04 p.m., officers responded to a residence in Welcome for a person threatening to harm himself. Prior to officers’ arrival, the individual fled t…

Officers Recover Loaded Firearm on Person

DATE: October 13, 2021                  

CONTACT: Diane RichardsonMedia Relations Office(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On October 8 at 11:11 a.m., officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Gallery Place. Upon approaching the car, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana. The driver and passenger exited…

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Suspects in Robbery at Beauty Store

DATE: October 7, 2021                  

CONTACT: Diane RichardsonMedia Relations Office(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On September 28 shortly after 5 p.m., a group of females entered a beauty supply business in the 3000 block of Waldorf Market Place and attempted to steal a significant amount of merchandise. As…

Patrol Officers and K9 Team Apprehend Suspects and Recover Loaded Firearms / Suspects Prohibited from Possessing Firearms

DATE: October 5, 2021                  

CONTACT: Diane RichardsonMedia Relations Office(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On October 3, at 2:27 a.m., patrol officers were in the area of Leonardtown Road near Smallwood Drive when they heard what sounded like gunfire. As they went to investigate, the officers observed a…

Patrol Officers Apprehend Suspect in Robbery Case

DATE: October 5, 2021                  

CONTACT: Diane RichardsonMedia Relations Office(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On October 3 at 11:05 p.m., officers responded to the 3300 block of Leonardtown Road in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. A preliminary investigation showed the suspect approached the victim,…

Traffic Operations Unit Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Billingsley Road

DATE: October 2, 2021                  

CONTACT: Diane RichardsonMedia Relations Office(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On October 2 at 8:45 a.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle crash near the intersection of Billingsley Road and Catchpenny Place in Bryans Road, MD. Police and Fire/EMS responded to the scen…

Traffic Operations Unit Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Woodville Road

DATE: October 2, 2021                  

CONTACT: Diane RichardsonMedia Relations Office(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On October 1 at 3:24 p.m., officers responded to the 15300 block of Woodville Road in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a van and a motorcycle. An off-duty Charles County…

Attempted Traffic Stop on Stolen Car Leads to Arrest of Suspect and Recovery of Loaded Firearm

DATE: October 1, 2021                  

CONTACT: Diane RichardsonMedia Relations Office(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On September 30 at 5:47 p.m., a patrol officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop in the area of Crain Highway at Billingsley Road on a car that had been reported stolen. The driver refused to…

Detectives Investigating Assault Case Charge Man with Illegal Possession of a Firearm

DATE: October 1, 2021                  

CONTACT: Diane RichardsonMedia Relations Office(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On September 30, detectives were conducting an investigation into an assault and were inside a residence in the 200 block of Gentry Court in Bryans Road. During the investigation, detectives found…

Death Investigation on Pep Rally Lane

DATE: October 1, 2021                  

CONTACT: Diane RichardsonMedia Relations Office(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On September 30 at 5:15 p.m., officers responded to the 9500 block of Pep Rally Lane in Waldorf for the report of a death. Shawna Borten Hardesty, 39, was discovered inside her home with a gunshot…

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