CITIZEN CALL AND QUICK POLICE RESPONSE LEAD TO APPREHENSION OF THEFT SUSPECT:  On July 24 at 2:57 a.m., officers received a call from a citizen about a suspicious male looking inside cars in the area of Gateview Place and Northview Place in Waldorf. Officer B. Kunz drove to the area and observed the suspect inside a car, stealing items. The suspect fled upon being detected. PFC J. Hatfield, PFC R. Walls and Cpl. M. Sokoloff were on foot in the area and observed the suspect throw a bag of medications and cosmetics into a wooded area. The officers pursued the suspect who ran into the woods near Weeping Willow Court where he was apprehended by PFC D. Arends. The suspect was in possession of several items which had been stolen from at least three cars in the neighborhood. Decorey Malik Gray, 18, of Waldorf was charged with multiple counts of theft. Officers recovered additional property which may have been stolen from other cars nearby. Anyone with additional information is asked to call PFC J. Hatfield at (301) 932-2222.

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 All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

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