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