Po­lice briefs

Maryland Independent - - News - CERONE WHITE

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.

Graf­fiti re­ported

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.

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