DATE: September 28, 2018             
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6538 or (240) 419-0646

OFFICERS LOCATE AND ARREST SUSPECT IN ATTEMPTED CARJACKING: On September 27 at about 1:30 p.m., officers responded to a call for an attempted carjacking on Crain

Dawe, Kelvin Hart

Highway at Pierce Road in Waldorf. Initial investigation revealed the victim was stopped at a red light behind another vehicle. A male got out of the lead vehicle and walked back to the victim’s vehicle. The male displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s vehicle, but the victim stayed in the vehicle and the suspect fled. A suspect was developed based off an earlier suspicious activity call. M/Sgt. D. Bacon and Pfc. A. Coulby located and conducted surveillance on the suspect vehicle in Ft. Washington before stopping and arresting the driver with the help of the Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement (WAVE) team. The driver, Kelvin Hart Dawe, 24 of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with attempted armed carjacking, first-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. Det. E. Weaver investigated.

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK ON ACTON LANE: On September 26 at 10:02 p.m., officers responded to the area of Acton Lane near Tawny Drive in Waldorf for the report of an accident involving a pedestrian. Initial investigation revealed a passenger car driven by a 41-year-old man from Waldorf was travelling northeast on Acton Lane when a pedestrian stepped directly in his path. The car struck the pedestrian causing life-threatening injuries. The victim was flown to a hospital and is currently in stable condition. The Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

BURGLARY/DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Sometime between the hours of 5 p.m. on September 24 and 11 a.m. on September 25, an unknown suspect(s) gained access to a shed in the 6800 block of Arbor Lane in Bryans Road. The suspect(s) broke a hole through the siding and stole two large chainsaws. Officer H. Mohler is investigating.

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