Southern Maryland crime report

Calvert County

These were among reports received by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police. Anyone with information about these crimes should call the Criminal Investigation Division, 410-535-2800 or 301-855-1194, or the Crime Solvers line, 410-535-2880. You can also call the Prince Frederick Barrack of the state police at 410-535-1400.

DUNKIRK AREA

VANDALISM

Pop Trott Rd., March 2 to 3. Five mailboxes were damaged.

HUNTINGTOWN AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

South Branch Ct., March 4. A cellphone, an MP3 player and cash were among property stolen from a vehicle parked at a residence.

LUSBY AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Spout Lane, Feb. 22 to March 9. Copper piping was stolen from a residence.

VANDALISM

Big Bear Lane, March 2 to 3. A flammable liquid damaged a door mat and the front door of a residence during an apparent attempt to start a fire. An investigation was continuing.

Stock Dr., March 8 to 9. A construction vehicle was damaged by spray-painted graffiti.

OWINGS AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Boothhaven Lane, 4:36 p.m. Feb. 26. Packaged insulation was stolen from a storage shed.

PRINCE FREDERICK AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Dares Beach Rd.,11:45 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. Feb. 27. A wallet was stolen from a purse in a grocery cart. Credit cards that had been in the wallet were used to make purchases in Bowie.

Dares Beach Rd., March 8. Tattoo supplies were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a residence.

SOLOMONS AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Oyster House Rd., Feb. 26 to 27. Outdoor furniture was stolen from a residential garage.

ST. LEONARD AREA

VANDALISM

Arbor Cir., 8:55 p.m. March 8. A male was seen puncturing tires on two vehicles in a driveway.

SUNDERLAND AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Alta Dr., Feb. 1 to March 5. Copper piping was stolen from a residence.

Highland Lane, Feb. 27. Property was stolen from a residence.

VANDALISM

Sunderland, 11:56 a.m. March 5. After a dispute with employees at an automotive shop, a male got into a vehicle and damaged the parking lot. A Sunderland male, 17, was arrested on a charge of destruction of property.

Charles County

These were among reports received by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police. For information, call 301-932-2222 or 301-870-3232. Crime Solvers will pay a reward for information leading to an arrest and an indictment in connection with these and other crimes. Call the 24-hour hotline at 866-411-8477. Callers may remain anonymous. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Web site is www.ccso.us. Included at the site are daily news releases, Crime Watch neighborhood statistics, community services, crime prevention programs and career opportunities.

BEL ALTON AREA

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

Brooks Farm Rd., 8600 block, 11 a.m. to 10:20 p.m. Feb. 28. Three dirt bikes were stolen from a garage. Tires were stolen from a vehicle parked in the garage.

INDIAN HEAD AREA

ARSON

Indian Head, March 2. Am Indian Head man, 24, was arrested at his home in connection with a fire set on the front porch of a residence on Strauss Avenue in Indian Head on Dec. 12. Also arrested in connection with the fire, which resulted in significant damage, were a Charles County man, 25, and a Prince George’s County man, 26. Each man was charged with first-degree arson, fourth-degree burglary and malicious destruction of property.

LA PLATA AREA

VANDALISM

Warren Eller Dr., 6400 block, 3:20 a.m. March 2. Three mailboxes, a basketball hoop and a trash can were damaged.

NANJEMOY AREA

ARSON

Nanjemoy, Dec. 9. A 2007 Chevrolet Corvette was set on fire. Two women, ages 40 and 49, were charged with second-degree arson and conspiracy to commit second-degree arson. Another woman, 44, was charged with malicious burning and conspiracy to commit fraud.

WALDORF AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Cordova Ct., 4900 block, 12:45 p.m. March 6. A male was seen looking into windows and checking locks at several residences in the area. No break-ins were reported.

Sirenia Pl., 6000 block, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 4. An electric coin bank was stolen from a residence entered by kicking in a back door.

Tapir Pl., 6200 block, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. March 4. Property was stolen from a residence. Some of the items were recovered from outside a nearby residence.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

Winchester St., 10800 block, March 1 to 5. An attempt was made to steal a vehicle by tampering with the ignition.

St. Mary’s County

These were among reports received by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police. For information, call 301-475-8008, or the Crime Solvers line, 301-475-3333. The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police operates a 24-hour tip line on which people may anonymously report information at 301-475-2936.

HOLLYWOOD AREA

ASSAULTS

Hollywood, March 4. During an argument, a man broke an acquaintance’s wrist. A Hollywood man, 60, was charged with second-degree assault.

LEXINGTON PARK AREA

ASSAULTS

Fox Chase Dr., 8:50 p.m. March 5. Several moving vehicles were struck by shot from a pellet gun. Two Lexington Park men, ages 18 and 19, were charged with three counts of reckless endangerment and three counts of destruction of property.

PARK HALL AREA

ASSAULTS

Point Lookout Rd., March 4. During an argument, a man struck an acquaintance in the head and bit someone who intervened. He also damaged a vehicle by kicking it. A Park Hall man, 21, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault and destruction of property.

VALLEY LEE AREA

ASSAULTS

Piney Point Rd., March 5. During an argument at a home, a man punched a hole in drywall. A Mechanicsville man, 23, was charged with violation of a protective order and destruction of property.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

 
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