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.OFFICER APPREHENDS ROBBERY SUSPECT: On April 21 at 7:50 p.m., officers responded to a convenience store in the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a man with a gun who was standing outside the business. Dispatchers obtained a description of the suspect and officers located him quickly. Officers found a BB gun tucked in the man’s waistband. Investigation showed the suspect, Orrin Ira Levi, 52, of Bryans Road, approached two teens who were outside the store, displayed the gun and demanded money. One of the victims punched the suspect and the victims fled. Levi was arrested and charged with armed robbery. POI J. Pogar made the arrest.
CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING REWARD IN STRONG-ARM ROBBERY CASE: On April 20 at 7:50 p.m., officers responded to a gas station in the 3100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a citizen robbery. Investigation showed the victim was at the gas pumps when a man approached and began talking to him. During the conversation, another man opened the victim’s car door and stole a pair of tennis shoes. When the victim saw the second man, both men fled. The victim chased the suspects and the suspect dropped the shoes. The victim recovered the shoes, but the suspects approached him again and stole a cell phone from the victim’s jacket. The suspects then fled into a neighborhood. One suspect was described as a black male, light skin, late teens to early twenties, wearing a black hooded shirt, gray baseball cap, and white tennis shoes. The other suspect was a black male, dark skin, late teens to early twenties, wearing an orange and purple hooded Nike jacket, and orange and purple tennis shoes. Sgt. J. Ondrish is investigating.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY/THEFT: On April 17 between 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., someone broke out two windows of a pick-up truck parked at Friendship Landing Park in Nanjemoy and stole a purse that was left inside the vehicle. Cpl. S. Brown 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 ccso.us.