Po­lice briefs

Maryland Independent - - News - AN­DREW RICHARD­SON

The fol­low­ing items were com­piled from re­ports from the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Sev­eral re­ports of unattended pack­ages stolen

The Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice is inves- tigat­ing sev­eral thefts of pack­ages that were left at the door­ways of pri­vate homes. The thefts have oc­curred mostly dur­ing day­time hours, when pack­ages are most visi- ble. The sher­iff’s of­fice is ad­vis­ing peo­ple to check with de­liv­ery com­pa­nies to see what op­tions are avail­able in lieu of leav­ing de­liv­er­ies at home, unattended.

As a re­minder, the sher- iff’s of­fice is urg­ing peo­ple to re­port sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity im­me­di­ately. In a few cases, neigh­bors called po­lice when they ob­served sus­pects walk­ing to the front door of homes and walk­ing away with boxes. In­ves­ti­ga­tors are pur­su­ing those leads. Charles County Crime Solvers is of­fer­ing cash re­wards for tips that lead to the ar­rest of sus­pects in­volved in these types of thefts. Tip­sters may con­tact Crime Solvers by call­ing 1-866-411-TIPS, tex­ting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or sub­mit­ting tips on­line at tip­sub­mit.com. All indi- vid­u­als who pro­vide tips through Crime Solvers will re­main anonymous.

Armed rob­bery sus­pect ar­rested

At 8:29 p.m. on Dec. 17, of­fi­cers re­sponded to the 3300 block of West- dale Court in Wal­dorf for the re­port of a cit­i­zen rob­bery. In­ves­ti­ga­tion showed the vic­tim was leav­ing a rel­a­tive’s home when she was con­fronted by a lone male sus­pect who dis­played a hand­gun and de­manded her purse. The vic­tim com­plied and the sus­pect fled. Pa­trol units set up a perime­ter and were no­ti­fied of a sus­pi­cious per­son who en­tered a nearby ho­tel. Of­fi­cer D. Behm and his K9 part­ner, Ryker, along with ad­di­tional of­fi­cers checked the ho­tel where they spot­ted the sus­pect. Upon be­ing de­tected, the sus­pect fled, but was ap­pre­hended by the K9 team. Cortez Le­nardo Har­ris, 31, of no fixed ad­dress, was car­ry­ing a loaded hand­gun. In addi- tion, of­fi­cers re­cov­ered the vic­tim’s purse. Har­ris was charged with first-de­gree as­sault, armed rob­bery and felon in posses- sion of a firearm. Det. C. Wim­ber­ley is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Two ar­rested for mo­tor ve­hi­cle theft

At 7 p.m. on Dec. 17, of­fi­cers ob­served an un­oc­cu­pied stolen ve­hi­cle in the park­ing lot of St.

Charles Towne Cen­ter. Af­ter set­ting up surveil- lance, of­fi­cers ob­served two males en­ter the car; they were ap­pre­hended with­out in­ci­dent. The sus­pects, both ju­ve­niles, were charged with theft. Pfc. E. Weaver in­ves­ti­gat- ed.

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing at­tempted cit­i­zen rob­bery in Wal­dorf

At 10 p.m. on Dec. 17, of­fi­cers re­sponded to the 3000 block of Crain High­way in Wal­dorf for the re­port of an at­tempted cit­i­zen rob­bery. In­ves­ti­ga­tion showed the vic­tim was walk­ing to her car when sev­eral sus­pects ap­proached and tried to grab her purse. The sus­pects fled with­out get­ting the woman’s purse. Pfc. J. Fos­ter is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Po­lice seek sus­pect for thefts of pack­ages

Charles County Crime Solvers is of­fer­ing a cash re­ward for the tip that leads to the ar­rest of the sus­pect wanted in con- nec­tion with sev­eral thefts of pack­ages stolen from the front doors of pri­vate homes. The sus­pect was recorded steal­ing a de­liv­ered pack­age from a street in the Kingsview neigh­bor­hood in White Plains. Any­one who knows the iden­tity of the sus­pect is asked to call Of- fi­cer J. Zach­meier at 301932-2222. Call­ers wish­ing to re­main anonymous may con­tact Crime Solv- ers by call­ing 1-866-411TIPS, tex­ting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or sub­mit­ting tips on­line at tip­sub­mit. com.

Sus­pected im­paired driver ar­rested af­ter hit-and-run crashes

At 5:04 p.m. on Dec. 16, of­fi­cers were no­ti­fied of a hit-and-run car crash on Mar­shall Cor­ner Road at Bumpy Oak Road in Pom- fret. The driver fled and was driv­ing er­rat­i­cally, ac- cord­ing to wit­nesses. Of­fi­cers ob­served the ve­hi­cle near U.S. 301 and Charles Street and at­tempted to stop the driver, at which time the op­er­a­tor struck an­other car and fled north on U.S. 301.

As the sus­pect ap­proached heavy traf­fic, of­fi­cers were able to stop the man by plac­ing a po­lice cruiser in front of his ve­hi­cle and be­hind it. The sus­pect was ap­pre­hended and found to be in pos­ses­sion of sus­pected PCP. Michael Howard Wil­liams, 50, of Me­chan­icsville was charged with driv­ing while in­tox­i­cated, pos­ses­sion of PCP and nu­mer­ous traf­fic vi­o­la­tions. No one was in­jured in any of the hit-and-run crashes. Cpl. T. Hem­s­ley is con­tin­u­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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The sus­pect was recorded steal­ing a de­liv­ered pack­age from a street in the Kingsview neigh­bor­hood in White Plains. Any­one who knows the iden­tity of the sus­pect is asked to call Of­fi­cer J. Zach­meier at 301-932-2222.

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