Southern Maryland crime report

October 16, 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

Karen Dr., Oct. 2 to Oct. 3. A Global Positioning System device was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

HUNTINGTOWN AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Huntingtown, Oct. 2 to Oct. 3. An air conditioner was stolen from an office, and 11 vehicle batteries were stolen from a shed at a compactor site.

Radcliffe Dr., 3:29 p.m. Oct. 3. A wallet and sunglasses were stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

VANDALISM

Ponds Wood Rd., Oct. 5 to Oct. 6. Six mailboxes were damaged.

LUSBY AREA
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY

Schooner Dr., Oct. 1. A sliding-glass door was broken at a home.

OWINGS AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Hall Creek Lane, 12:10 a.m. Oct. 3. A homeowner found a man sitting at a table in the kitchen with a bottle of alcohol . An Owings man, 20, was charged with fourth-degree burglary, possession of a fictitious or fraudulent government identification document, malicious destruction of property worth less than $500 and driving under the influence.

PRINCE FREDERICK AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Cassell Blvd., 3 p.m. Oct. 2. A man saw three youths siphoning gas from his vehicle. The boys fled when they were seen.

Dares Beach Rd., 12:08 a.m. Oct. 7. A small amount of cash was stolen and damage was caused to an Elks Lodge.

Dares Beach Rd., 9:12 p.m. Oct. 2. A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a gym.

Hallowing Lane, 2-10 a.m. Oct. 3. Two gaming units were stolen from a home.

Lottie Fowler Rd., Oct. 3. A residence was broken into. Nothing was reported missing.

Prince Frederick Blvd., 1:28 p.m. Oct. 3. A Prince Frederick woman, 33, used a debit card in a wallet she found.

Solomons Island Rd., 9:49 a.m. Oct. 4. A woman left a store on a store scooter with a basket full of items for which she did not pay. A Prince Frederick woman, 47, was charged with theft of more than $1,000 but less than $10,000.

VANDALISM

Walters Lane, October. A deck on a residence was damaged with what appeared to be burn marks from fireworks or another incendiary device.

SOLOMONS AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Lore Rd., Oct. 2 to Oct. 3. Slippers, a purple shirt and plastic sunglasses were found in a vehicle. It appeared someone may have slept in the vehicle. Nothing was reported missing.

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, www.ccso.us, has news releases, Crime statistics, community services, crime prevention programs and career opportunities.

BRYANTOWN AREA
VANDALISM

Maxwell Dr., Oct. 6. Mailboxes were destroyed.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Indian Head Hwy., 6900 block, 5:39 p.m. Oct. 9. A vehicle was reported as stolen. An Indian Head man, 57, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and DUI.

WALDORF AREA
ASSAULTS

Mall Cir., 6:57 p.m. Oct. 3. During a pursuit of a shoplifter, a man assaulted officers. During his arrest, a woman hit an officer with her knee. A Waldorf man, 20, and a woman, 19, were charged with two counts of second-degree assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, failure to obey a lawful order, theft and destruction of property.

ROBBERIES

Crain Hwy., 3200 block, 11:51 a.m. Oct. 4. A man wearing a red plaid shirt, gray pants, black shoes and a baseball cap with the word “Brewskies” on it robbed a bank.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Poplar Hill Rd., 14000 block, Oct. 9. Two extension cords and a spotlight were stolen from a home’s garage.

WHITE PLAINS
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Billingsley Rd., 11000 block, Oct. 8 to Oct. 9. Two catalytic converters were stolen from vehicle parked in a fenced-in area at a business.

ARSON

Spring Valley Dr., 4000 block, 12:22 a.m. Oct. 6. A two-story single-family dwelling was set on fire.

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.

AVENUE AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Avenue, Oct. 10. Copper pipes and wires were stolen from the rear of a business. An Avenue man, 35, was charged with theft of less than $1,000. A second suspect will be charged by District Court Application.

CALIFORNIA AREA
ASSAULTS

MacArthur Blvd., Oct. 6. A man grabbed an acquaintance in a sexual manner, and an argument ensued. The man retrieved a shotgun, pointed it at the acquaintance and threatened to shoot. A California man, 28, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, fourth-degree sexual offense and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, marijuana.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Three Notch Rd., Oct. 3. An employee at a department store stole merchandise, cash and gift cards. A Lusby woman, 35, was charged with theft of more than $1,000, theft scheme of more than $1,000 and theft scheme of less than $1,000.

HOLLYWOOD AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Hollywood, Sept. 25 to Sept. 26. Credit cards were stolen from a vehicle.

LEONARDTOWN AREA
ASSAULTS

Leonardtown, Oct. 8. During a fight at a detention center, an inmate assaulted another inmate. A Laurel man, 31, was charged with second-degree assault.

Leonardtown, Oct. 11. During an argument, a man assaulted an acquaintance and punched through a bathroom door. The man assaulted two children when they attempted to defend the acquaintance. A Mechanicsville man, 35, was charged with three counts of second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property.

LEXINGTON PARK AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Lexington Park, Oct. 5. After a man allowed a woman to use the restroom at his residence, he noticed that a wallet was missing. A Lexington Park woman, 43, was charged with theft less than $1,000.

MECHANICSVILLE AREA
ASSAULTS

Mechanicsville, Oct. 5. During an argument, a man assaulted three acquaintances at a residence. A Mechanicsville man, 37, was charged with three counts of second-degree assault.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Mechanicsville, Oct. 10. After an argument, a man took an acquaintance’s vehicle and crashed it into a tree. A man, 21, was charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, theft $1,000 to less than $10,000, malicious destruction of property more than $500 and rogue and vagabond.

RIDGE AREA
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY

Ridge, Oct. 4. A woman damaged merchandise at a business. She also had been issued a notice not to trespass on the property. A Ridge woman, 38, was charged with malicious destruction of property worth more than $500 and trespassing on private property.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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