MAN CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN: On April 23 at 5 p.m., officers received information about a male who was possibly in possession of a handgun at a fast food business in the 1100 block of Smallwood Drive West. Officers arrived and observed a man fitting the suspect’s description. He was in possession of a loaded handgun, which was in his coat pocket. Further investigation revealed the suspect is illegally prohibited from possessing any firearms. Dejuan Tracey Hart, 32, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a handgun and other related charges.
ROBBERY: On April 23 at 1:51 p.m., officers responded to a gas station on High Street in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed the suspect entered the gas station, brandished a handgun, and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled. Det. J. Riffle is investigating.
THEFTS FROM AUTOS: On April 23, during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) entered several unlocked cars in the area of Sandra Court and Helen Court in Waldorf and stole multiple items, which had been left inside the vehicles. Officer B. Gray is investigating.
ROBBERY: On April 21 at 7:09 p.m., officers responded to the 1200 block of Adams Road in Waldorf for the report of a citizen robbery. Investigation showed the victim arranged to meet an individual, via an online app, to purchase an electronic device. During the course of the sale, a second male approached her; he was armed with a gun and demanded her money and other valuables. The CCSO is reminding people to make online exchanges in public places such as the parking lot of a police station. Det. Wimberly is investigating.
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.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.
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