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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.

FUGITIVE: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is looking for Tony Anthony Yates, 27, of Waldorf who is wanted in connection with an armed robbery, assault and theft. Yates is 5’11”, 160 pounds, and has tattoos on his right arm, left hand and chest.  Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Tony Yates is asked not to approach him, but rather call (301) 932-2222. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous, 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. Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of suspect(s) in a crime.

DETECTIVES SEEK SUSPECT’S IDENTITY: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division are seeking the identity of a man wanted for robbery and assault. On March 28 at 3:12 p.m., the suspect entered an electronics store in the 3300 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf and stole several headsets. He fled from the store after an employee confronted him. The suspect threw some of the stolen headsets at the employee and then ran inside a nearby store. The employee and a friend followed the suspect and tried to get the remaining headsets. There was a brief altercation during which the suspect showed a knife. The suspect fled, but he ran back to the electronics store where he stole more headsets. This time, he was able to escape in a vehicle– possibly a blue minivan. Photos of the suspect were caught on a surveillance camera (See attached).  Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call Det. A. Celia at (301) 609-6518. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous, 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. Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of suspects in a crime.

BURLGARY: Sometime between March 18 and March 30, unknown suspect(s) broke into a residence in the 3000 block of Donegal Court in Waldorf causing damage to the back door and door frame. Officer J. Marti is investigating.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. March 29, unknown suspect(s) broke into a residence in the 3600 block of Laurel Drive in Indian Head. They stole several items and fled the scene. Officer M. O’Shields is investigating.

PROPERTY DAMAGE: On March 29 at 9:14 p.m., officers responded to a parking lot of a business located in the 3600 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a suspicious male and property damage. Officers located a man inside a car who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Officers attempted to arrest the man, Colbert Edward Carter Jr., 36, of Waldorf, but he refused to comply with verbal commands and resisted arrest. After a brief struggle, Carter was arrested and charged with related traffic violations, resisting arrest, and failing to obey a lawful order. Officers D. Walker and K. Makle investigated.

THEFT: Sometime between March 27 and March 30, unknown suspect(s) stole a red 7 x 12 enclosed trailer that was parked at the end of Foster Lane in Hughesville. Cpl. C. Gass is investigating.

THEFT: On March 27 at 7:27 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 2800 block of Chippewa Street in Bryans Road for the report of a theft. Investigation revealed sometime between 11 p.m. March 26 and 7:30 a.m. March 27, unknown suspect(s) broke into two different vehicles parked in the driveway of the residence. Officer N. Bledsoe is investigating.

BURLGARY: On March 26 at 12:54 p.m., officers responded to the 12300 block of Rock Point Road in Newburg for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) broke into the vacant property and damaged the drywall and flooring. The suspect(s) stole the air conditioning unit, baseboards, copper lines, water heater, furnace and refrigerator. Officer T. McKimmie is investigating.

Report prepared by Karlee Adams, CCSO

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.

Media Contact
Diane Richardson
301-609-6557
richardsond@ccso.us

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