On February 23 at 10:12 p.m., officers were investigating a report of suspicious activity in the area of Black Bear Court in Waldorf. As officers approached the area, they observed numerous males standing near a car and detected the odor of marijuana. Three of the males ran, but two were immediately apprehended. One of the males, age 15, was in possession of a modified pistol with automatic firing capabilities and a loaded, extended magazine. The second male, age 17, had a loaded pistol with a loaded extended magazine strapped to his leg. The 15-year-old was charged as a juvenile with firearm violations and released to a parent in accordance with Maryland law. The 17-year-old was charged as an adult with illegal possession of a firearm, loaded handgun on person and other related charges. On February 27, a judge released the 17-year-old from the Charles County Detention Center on personal recognizance. Officer Huston is investigating.

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
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