Po­lice briefs

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

Maryland Independent - - News - CERONE WHITE

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gate shots fired in Wal­dorf

Shots were re­ported fired at around 11:05 p.m. June 25 near the 3000 block of Heath­cote Road. Deputies re­sponded to the area and po­lice were told that three peo­ple ap­proached Heath­cote Road on foot from Hunt­ing­ton Cir­cle and one of the in­di­vid­u­als pulled out a hand­gun and fired sev­eral shots; two houses and three cars were dam­aged.

Deputy K. Collins is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Po­lice seek­ing peo­ple who were fir­ing paint­ball guns

At about 12:21 a.m. June 25, deputies with the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­sponded to re­ports of in­di­vid­u­als fir­ing paint­balls at a ve­hi­cle in the 11000 block of Berry Road in Wal­dorf.

Po­lice said the vic­tims were trav­el­ing west on Berry Road when in­di­vid­u­als in a black car shot paint­balls at their ve­hi­cle. The fe­male driver, who was not in­jured, stopped at a nearby gas sta­tion and called the po­lice. Deputies searched the area for the in­di­vid­u­als and dur­ing their search, the in­di­vid­u­als fired sev­eral rounds of paint­balls at one of the of­fi­cer’s po­lice ve­hi­cle.

The in­di­vid­u­als fled the scene into a wooded area and po­lice be­lieve that these same in­di­vid­u­als are also re­spon­si­ble for at least two other in­ci­dents that hap­pened in the area. On June 24 be­tween 7:22 and 8 p.m., a group of sus­pects in a black car fired paint­balls at a ve­hi­cle on Ac­ton Lane near Gates Av­enue, strik­ing a fe­male pas­sen­ger in the face. After­ward, the in­di­vid­u­als fired paint­balls at a pedes­trian on St. Pa­trick’s Drive in Wal­dorf. In these in­ci­dents, both vic­tims were in­jured.

The sher­iff’s of­fice is ask­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion to con­tact deputies M. Nau­man or P. Mon­aghan at 301-9322222. Tip­sters who wish to re­main anony­mous may con­tact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, text CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or sub­mit tips on­line at tip­sub­mit.com. A re­ward of up to $1,000 is be­ing of­fered for the tip that leads to the arrest of the sus­pects.

Tire stolen from Wal­dorf park and ride

Some­one stole a tire from a parked car on June 23 be­tween 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the park and ride in the 3200 block of Mat­ta­woman-Bean­town Road in Wal­dorf. Pfc. M. O’Shields is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Woman in­jured in fire at se­nior com­mu­nity

A woman was in­jured dur­ing a fire at the La Plata Manor Apart­ment Se­nior Com­mu­nity on June 21.

Ac­cord­ing to the fire mar­shal’s of­fice, the fire was re­ported at about 9:36 p.m.

The one-alarm fire was han­dled by fire­fight­ers from the La Plata Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment. The cause of the fire was ac­ci­den­tal.

The fire was caused by the woman smok­ing while us­ing home oxy­gen equip­ment. The apart­ment sus­tained mi­nor dam­age. The woman was trans­ported to MedS­tar Wash­ing­ton Hos­pi­tal Burn Cen­ter where she was treated for non-life-threat­en­ing burns to her hands.

Fire set at high school

The fire mar­shal’s offie is in­ves­ti­gat­ing an in­ten­tion­ally set fire that caused min­i­mal dam­age on the grounds of St. Charles High School.

At about 1:23 p.m. June 21, the fire was re­ported by school staff mem­bers when they no­ticed mul­ti­ple com­bustible items piled along the woods and a school field line had been set on fire.

There were no in­juries and no re­ported prop­erty dam­age; $50 in con­tents were lost.

The fire was un­der con­trol within five min­utes.

Wit­nesses or any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the fire is asked to call the Mary­land State Fire Mar­shal’s Of­fice South­ern Re­gion at 443-5506834.

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