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.
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.