On January 23 at 12:32 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a victim of a theft who reported a dirt bike, that was previously stolen from his house, was being advertised for sale on an online social media site. Officers from the Neighborhood Enforcement Team investigated and learned the suspect was in the 2900 block of Marshall Hall Road. Officers responded and observed the suspect on the stolen dirt bike; he was arrested after a brief struggle. While on the scene, officers learned the suspect made earlier plans to meet with a potential buyer and indicated he would be in a Lincoln passenger car. Coincidentally, as officers were investigating, a witness called police to investigate a suspicious Lincoln passenger car parked nearby. Officer Pickeral located the Lincoln a short distance away from Marshall Hall Road. Further investigation revealed the Lincoln had been reported stolen from another county. It was discovered the suspect, who had just been arrested in connection with the stolen dirt bike, was in possession of the key to the stolen Lincoln. In accordance with Maryland law, the suspect, age 17, was charged on a juvenile offense report with two counts of theft and motor vehicle theft and released to his parents. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Pickeral at 301-609-6556. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app.

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
301-609-6557 or 240-682-1658

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2001 and has since earned the highest rating of Excellence. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.

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. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. 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. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com.