The following items were compiled from reports from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.
DNA evidence leads to arrest of holida robbery suspect
Detectives of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested a suspect in connection with a Christmas Day robbery after DNA and other evidence linked the suspect to the crime.
On Dec. 25, 2015, at 9:52 p.m., a male suspect entered the 7-Eleven in the 300 block of Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. He poured a cup of coffee and then walked behind the counter where he displayed a knife and held the employees at knife point. The suspect then ordered an employee to open the register and give him money. One of the employees ran into the office and shut the door with the suspect in pursuit. After being unable to get into the office, the suspect fled the store on foot without getting any currency and leaving behind physical evidence. Forensic crime scene investigators recovered evidence which was submitted and analyzed by technicians with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Unit. DNA and latent prints led to the suspect’s identity and on June 18, William Thomas Chisley, Jr., 45, of La Plata, was arrested and charged with robbery. Detective C. Gregory investigated.
Reward offered in robbery case
Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects in a citizen robbery.
On June 27 at 3 a.m., the victim was walking in the area of Jameson Court in Indian Head when two suspects approached, assaulted him and stole his tennis shoes. The suspects fled, and the victim notified police.
Anyone with information is asked to call Pfc. J. Alpert at 301-932-2222. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com.
Items stolen from vehicle in Newburg
On June 27 at approximately 8:15 a.m., officers responded to the 11400 block of Popes Creek Road in Newburg for the report of a theft. Investigation showed an unknown suspect, or suspects, stole an aluminum protective case from an unsecured cargo area of the victim’s SUV while the victim was at the shoreline and out of sight of his vehicle.
The case contained a DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadprop drone and related equipment.
Pfc J. Alpert is investigating.
On June 22, during the overnight hours, someone stole a book bag containing headphones and a wallet from an unlocked car in the 11900 block of Roy Hobbs Place in Waldorf. Pfc. S. Miller is investigating.