The following items were compiled from reports from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the Maryalnd State Fire Marshal.
Money stolen from cars in Waldorf
Sometime between July 23 and July 24, someone broke a window out of a parked car located in the 5000 block of Damselfish Court in Waldorf. A wallet was reported stolen. Police believe the suspect also entered two other unlocked cars in the area and stole money. Officer C. Chamblee is investigating.
Burglary suspect arrested
While on patrol on Pinfield Road in Waldorf at about 9:53 p.m. July 23, a sheriff’s deputy heard a man yelling from the front of his yard of a house. The man told police that a man had just been inside his residence and fled after he was caught by the homeowner. The homeowner gave Pfc. Gustafson a description of the suspect. While searching the area, Gustafson saw someone walk out from the fence in the victim’s backyard. The suspect was identified as Deante Quesado Thomas, 23, of Waldorf, as was placed under arrest. Upon searching the victim’s property, officers found a freshly opened bottle of wine in the victim’s front yard as well as a large CD case. The wine was stolen from the victim’s house, and the CDs were stolen from the victim’s car. Thomas was charged with burglary and theft.
Money stolen from unlocked cars
At about 12:20 p.m. July 23 at 12:20 p.m., someone entered two unlocked cars in the 3100 block of Guilford Drive in Waldorf and stole money. Pfc. S. Cook is investigating.
Sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. July 23, someone spray-painted “LLA” and “HB” on a concrete wall in the 3000 block of Heathcote Road in Waldorf. According to police, it’s reported that suspect(s) also spray-painted “Long Live Aaron Aaron World” on a sidewalk. Pfc. S. Cook is investigating.
Dirt bike stolen in Hughesville
Between 12 and 2 a.m. July 22, someone stole a dirt bike and other items from a shed in the 15000 block of Hughesville Manor Drive in Hughesville. According to police, a witness saw a man pushing the dirt bike alongside the roadway but did not call police because they did not know the bike had just been stolen. Pfc. C. Gustafson is investigating.
Man charged for sex offense
At about 10 p.m. on July 18, officers responded to the 3200 block of Plaza Way in Waldorf for a reported assault. Police learned a woman had just left a grocery store when a male approached and asked for her phone number. According to the reports, the woman continued walking and as she approached her car, the suspect allegedly groped her. The man then fled on foot and the woman called police. Police responded to the scene and spotted the alleged suspect nearby. The suspect ran as the police approached the and after a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was arrested without further incident. Torrance Fitzgerald Hillard, 30, of Waldorf was charged with fourth-degree sex offense. Pfc. J. Pogar is investigating.
Purse stolen from car
Sometime between 7:15 and 8:30 p.m. July 18, someone broke out a window of a car parked in the parking lot of the hiker/ biker trail on Middletown Road. A purse that was left on the floorboard of the vehicle was reported stolen. Sgt. M. Kaylor is investigating.
Homeowner’s dog prevented robbery
On July 18 at 6 p.m., police responded to a house in the 15000 block of Matthews Manor Road in Newburg for reports of a burglary in progress. According to the police investigation, the victim was entering her house when she heard her dog barking more than usual. As the female occupant of the house entered, she noticed her dog looking through the sliding glass door, which faced the back yard.
According to reports, the female occupant opened the door to let the dog out, at which time she observed a male suspect in front of her detached shed with his back turned toward her. The man was holding a crow bar and trying to pry open a lock on the shed.The woman’s dog ran out of the door and jumped on the man, causing him to fall. The woman said it appeared her dog bit the suspect severely in the buttocks. The suspect was able to run to a wooded area where he escaped. The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s, 5 feet 7 inches tall, fair skinned, medium build, with stringy blond hair. He was wearing a ball
cap, red T-shirt and jeans at the time of the burglary attempt. He may have bite marks. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call Pfc J. Campbell at 301932-2222.
House set on fire
At about 1:03 a.m. the occupant of a home on South Poplar Lane in Indian Head noticed the structure was on fire. The woman was able to escape unharmed. Preliminary investigation determined that the fire was set intentionally from multiple points within the house. Damage to the structure was estimated at $1,500 and $500 to contents.
The fire is currently under investigation and the fire marshal’s office is seeking any information regarding this incident. The public is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office at 443-550-6832 with information.