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RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE: On July 13 at 11:18 a.m., Officer C. Chamblee observed a white Dodge Stratus located on Radford Street at Montpelier Drive in Waldorf with both front windows down and the driver door unlocked. Upon closer investigation it was noted the ignition had been tampered with and the temporary tag on the vehicle did not belong. A computer check revealed the car had been reported stolen in Prince George’s County. The car was returned to the owner.

BURGLARY: On July 12 at 4:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a burglary in the 7000 block of Crain Highway in La Plata. The victim reported that he arrived at his residence and observed the suspect fleeing from the rear porch and into a dark-colored passenger car parked in the back of the house. The suspect fled and went north on Crain Highway. During the investigation officers found a back door had been pried open and several items were stolen. The suspect was described as a white male with blond, medium-length hair, tattoos, and wearing a dark ball cap, white shirt and khaki shorts. PFC J. Campbell is investigating. Anyone with information should contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

THEFT OF CATALYTIC CONVERTER: On July 7 at 3:19 p.m., officers responded to a report of theft of a catalytic converter on Industrial Park Drive in Waldorf that took place sometime between June 29 and June 30. There are no suspects at this time. PO1 G.M. Cook is investigating.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE: On July 7 at 4 a.m., officers responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle on Birch Bark Court in Indian Head. The victim reported the theft occurred sometime between 9 p.m. on July 6 and 4 a.m. on July 7, and that items stolen included cash, two metro pass cards and an electric meter. PFC D.E. Raby is investigating.

THEFTS ON HIGHLAND PLACE: On July 7 at 4:15 p.m., officers responded to Highland Place in Indian Head for a report of a stolen 1985 Honda TRX125. The victim reported that he last saw the four-wheeler in his yard on July 5 at 7 p.m., and that the right rear tire is flat. Contact was made with a neighbor, also on Highland Place, who reported that a non-working scooter had been stolen from his residence sometime between July 3 and July 7. Another resident reported a weed eater had been stolen from the front porch. The scooter was later located nearby on Poplar Lane.  PFC D.E. Raby is investigating the thefts.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY/DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Sometime between July 4 and July 5, unknown suspect(s) forced open a basement window of a vacant home on Mason Springs Road in Indian Head. No property was stolen from the residence. PFC. D. E. Raby is investigating.

Report prepared by Janelle Love, CCSO

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