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MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY: On Dec. 16 at 12:39 a.m., officers responded to the 3900 block of Northgate Place in Waldorf for the report of a suspicious person. A witness called police after seeing a man rummaging through her vehicle. Officer J. Clagett arrived and observed Malcolm Dushawn Wells, 21, of Waldorf inside the victim’s car. The man was wearing dark clothing, gloves and a ski mask. Officer Clagett found the man in possession of three razor blades. Wells was arrested and charged with fourth-degree burglary and rogue and vagabond.

TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST: On Dec. 15 at 10:21 p.m., Officer N. Garner initiated a traffic stop on Crain Highway near Acton Lane in Waldorf. A computer check revealed the driver, Brian Steele Price, 18, of no fixed address was driving on a suspended license. Based on additional observations, a drug detection K9 team was requested. Cpl. J. Freeman and his K9 partner, Brix, responded and scanned the vehicle. Brix gave a positive alert indicating the possibility of drugs. Officers subsequently found a half pound of marijuana and powder cocaine with a street value of nearly $5,000 inside the car. They also recovered a scale, growing equipment and cash. The drugs, paraphernalia and car – a 1987 Toyota Supra – were seized. Price was charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs and traffic violations.

BURGLARY: Sometime between Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, someone broke into a house in the 12500 block of Wicomico Knolls Place in Newburg and stole several long guns, electronics and vinyl record albums. Anyone with information is asked to call Cpl. D. Garino at (301) 932-2222 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY: On Dec. 13 at 9:30 a.m., officers responded to the 3100 block of Jenkins Avenue in Bryans Road for the report of a burglary in progress. A homeowner heard a loud noise from the back of her house and when she investigated, she observed two males at her back door. The subjects fled when the homeowner yelled at them. Sgt. J. Bryant checked the area and located a witness who saw two males running out of a nearby wooded area. Officers searched for the males but they were gone. The victim was not able to get a good description of the suspects but one of the suspects was wearing a black jacket and the other suspect was wearing a black jacket with red and gray on it. The suspects never went inside of the residence but they left a wrench at the back door, which was recovered for evidence. Anyone with information is asked to call PFC F. Davis, Jr. at (301) 932-2222 or Crime Solvers at 1-966-411-TIPS.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, by texting CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES (274637) or by submitting a web tip. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous.

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