Correction to press release sent on July 16: Elijah Daniel Young was not charged with criminal possession of marijuana. He was charged with illegal possession of a regulated firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and transporting / carrying a handgun in a car.

DATE: July 16, 2018            
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

HANDGUN AND DRUGS RECOVERED FROM CAR: On July 16 at 1:04 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 3000 block of Leonardtown Road in Waldorf. During the stop, officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the car. Further investigation revealed the driver had a loaded handgun, ammunition, and marijuana inside the vehicle. The driver, Elijah Daniel Young, 23, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a regulated firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and transporting / carrying a handgun in a car. Officer A. Singh investigated.

ASSAULT: On July 11 at 9:24 p.m., two construction workers were repaving St. Patrick’s Drive near Western Parkway in Waldorf when the driver of an older model dark blue Hyundai Accent with at least four males inside approached and stopped across the median. One of the occupants put the rear window down and began shooting a paintballs at the victims. One man was struck in the chest, which caused minor injuries; the other victim was not hit. The suspects fled, possibly into the Lancaster area. Cpl. M. Smith is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On July 10 at 12:50 a.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Gallery Place in Waldorf for the report of a car that was damaged and had a bullet hole. The responding officer noticed other cars in the parking lot had bullet holes as well. Officers canvassed the area and recovered evidence indicating the shots were fired from a nearby wooded area. Officer A. Singh is investigating.

THEFTS: On July 9 between 3 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked car on Windsor Drive in La Plata and stole tennis shoes. A purple Schwinn bicycle was stolen from a nearby carport. Cpl. J. Walter is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On July 7 at 10:34 a.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Shade Oak Court in Waldorf after a homeowner discovered a bullet hole in the wall. Officers searched the area around the house noticed a tree to the rear of the residence also had a bullet hole. After conducting a neighborhood canvass, investigation showed several people in the area heard what sounded like gunshots at about 3 a.m., but it was not reported. PFC G. Cook is investigating.


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