Po­lice briefs

Maryland Independent - - News - AN­DREW RICHARD­SON

The fol­low­ing items were com­piled from re­ports from the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice and the Of­fice of the State Fire Mar­shal.

Items stolen from sheds in Wal­dorf

Some­time be­tween 4 p.m. Sept. 27 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 28, an un­known sus­pect, or sus­pects, broke into sev­eral sheds near Tim­ber­brook Drive and Lantern Lane in Wal­dorf. In­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that the sus­pects cut the locks and pried open the doors to get in­side. Once in­side, sev­eral items were stolen, in­clud­ing an ECHO String Trim­mer, a Toro elec­tric leaf blower, a Troy-Bilt gas hedge trim­mer, a Troy-Bilt string trim­mer, a DeWalt sawzall and a case con­tain­ing sev­eral DeWalt drills and im­pact driv­ers. Of­fi­cer C. Gustafson is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Wal­dorf town­house de­stroyed by fire

At least two peo­ple were dis­placed af­ter a two-story town­house in Wal­dorf caught fire on Mon­day night, caus­ing an es­ti­mated $310,000 in to­tal da­m­ages, ac­cord­ing to a re­lease from the Of­fice of the State Fire Mar­shal. Au­thor­i­ties have de­ter­mined that the cause of the fire was ac­ci­den­tal, and the oc­cu­pants are be­ing as­sisted by the Amer­i­can Red Cross.

Around 7:49 p.m. on Oct. 3, 35 fire­fight­ers from the Wal­dorf Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment and the sur­round­ing ar­eas re­sponded to the 11200 block of Barn­swal­low Place and bat­tled the flames for about one hour be­fore it was un­der con­trol, ac­cord­ing to fire mar­shals. Pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion showed that the fire started in the kitchen af­ter a pot was left unat­tended on a stove burner. The oc­cu­pants were not home at the time, and the fire was dis­cov­ered by a neigh­bor.

Au­thor­i­ties in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fice fire in Wal­dorf

Au­thor­i­ties are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a fire that caused mi­nor da­m­ages to an of­fice build­ing in Wal­dorf on Mon­day morn­ing, ac­cord­ing to a re­lease from the Of­fice of the State Fire Mar­shal. In­ves­ti­ga­tors found that the fire had mul­ti­ple points of ori­gin in the in­te­rior and ex­te­rior of the build­ing, caus­ing an es­ti­mated $1,000 in struc­tural dam­age.

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing this in­ci­dent is asked to con­tact the Of­fice of the State Fire Mar­shal, South­ern Re­gional Of­fice, at 443550-6820.

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