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: Sometime between Jan. 11 and Jan. 12, unknown suspect (s) stole all four wheels and rims from a Chevrolet Corvette in the 10500 block of Catalina Place in White Plains. PFC R. Kimble is investigating.
STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED: On Jan. 9 at 5 a.m., Cpl. M. Sokoloff initiated a traffic stop in the area of Rosewick Road in La Plata. During the stop, Cpl. Sokoloff observed the bed of the truck was filled with metal shelving. Further investigation revealed the driver stole the shelves from a nearby home improvement store and was planning to sell the metal. The stolen items were returned and charges are pending against the driver.
TWO SUSPECTS CHARGED WITH ROBBERY: On Dec. 20 at 7:13 a.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of Everett Court in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed the victim was walking toward her house when a male suspect approached, displayed a gun and demanded money. Through investigation, detectives learned the victim had been at a casino and was followed home by a man and a woman. Investigators tracked down additional leads and subsequently identified the suspects as Mark Antoine West, 24, and Maria Cerise Wheeler, 33, both of Hyattsville. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the suspects’ car and recovered a handgun and property belonging to the victim. West and Wheeler were charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Det. A. Celia of the Criminal Investigations Division 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.