Southern Maryland crime report

September 11, 2013
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.

CHESAPEAKE BEACH AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Ponds Wood Dr., 8 a.m. to 3:47 p.m. Aug. 30. A screen was ripped and pulled from a window at a home.

LUSBY AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Barreda Blvd., 12:33 a.m. Aug. 30. Two video game units and controllers were stolen from a home.

Skyview Dr., 9 p.m. Aug. 31. Someone opened a vehicle door at a residence and was surprised to see the vehicle’s female owner, who was using a cellphone. The intruder fled.

Sollers Wharf Rd., Aug. 29. A house was damaged, and an air conditioner was stolen.

ARSON

Cove Point Rd., April 4. A man, 24, was charged with first-degree arson in connection with a fire at a single-family home.

PRINCE FREDERICK AREA
ARSON

German Chapel Rd., 4:18 a.m. Sept. 1. The contents of a trash bin at a trailer park were set on fire.

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 indictment in connection with these and other crimes. Call the 24-hour hotline at 866-411-8477. Callers may remain anonymous. The sheriff’s office Web site, www.ccso.us, has news releases, crime statistics, crime prevention programs and career opportunities.

INDIAN HEAD AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Bland Dr., 300 block, Aug. 29 to Aug. 30. Two lawn mowers were stolen.

POMFRET AREA
ROBBERIES

Pomfret, Sept. 5. Two arrests were made in connection with four armed robberies n August. The suspects are accused of learning about the location of parties in the Pomfret area and robbing arriving guests at gunpoint. Taken were clothing, shoes, wallets, jewelry and cellphones. Two Pomfret men, 18 and 21, were charged with several counts of armed robbery.

WALDORF AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Coachmans Path Ct., 4500 block, Aug. 21 to Aug. 24. Two heat pumps were stolen from a vacant house.

ROBBERIES

Mall Cir., 9:35 p.m. Aug. 27. As a motorist was making a bank deposit in a drive-through lane, someone with a gun approached the vehicle and demanded her bag. The driver refused and drove away, dragging the robber a short distance.

Waldorf Market Pl., 10:30 a.m. Aug. 30. A man parked a motorcycle, entered a bank wearing a helmet, pulled out a knife and demanded money from an employee. The employee gave the robber money and was forced to walk out of the bank with him. The man fled on the motorcycle and then crashed near St. Stephens and Bison drives. The man, 45, was charged with robbery.

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.

CALIFORNIA AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Three Notch Rd., Aug. 12. A storage facility was burglarized. A California man, 25, was charged with motor vehicle theft, theft of property worth less than $10,000 and malicious destruction of property.

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT

Three Notch Rd., 11:17 p.m. Aug. 14. Fireworks were ignited behind a building in a shopping center, damaging a vehicle. A woman, 53, was charged with two counts of using a destructive device, reckless endangerment, two counts of fireworks possession without a permit and discharging fireworks without a permit.

HOLLYWOOD AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Three Notch Rd., Sept. 2. A man was found sleeping in a shed at a home. He fled when he was confronted by the owner. A Ridge man, 46, was charged with second-degree burglary.

LEXINGTON PARK AREA
ASSAULTS

Great Mills Rd., Sept. 5. A Lexington Park woman, 30, was served a criminal summons in connection with an assault and property destruction on Sept. 3.

St. Clements Crossing, Sept. 3. A man assaulted a woman at a residence. A Lexington Park man, 21, was charged with second-degree assault.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Lexington Park, Aug. 29. A man, 39, was found inside a vacant, bank-owned house. He was charged with burglary.

Lexington Park, Sept. 4. A man was operating a motorcycle illegally in the Patuxent Homes neighborhood. After a short chase, the man was stopped, and it was discovered that the motorcycle had been stolen in August. A Lexington Park man, 18, was charged with second-degree burglary, theft and several traffic offenses.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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