Southern Maryland crime report

January 15
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

Southern Maryland Blvd., 8 a.m. Jan. 5. When a man entered a convenience store to pay for gas, a tire on his vehicle was punctured.

LUSBY AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Crazy Horse Trail, Jan. 4 to Jan. 5. Cash and a phone battery charger were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a home.

Alamo Lane, 9:14 p.m. Dec. 30. Prescription medication, cash and jewelry were stolen from an unoccupied house.

VANDALISM

Ridge Rd., 10:54 a.m. Jan. 4. Someone used what could have been a BB gun to shoot two holes in a window of a house.

OWINGS AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Grovers Turn Rd., 11:25 a.m. Jan. 4. A laptop computer was stolen and sold. An Owings man, 22, was charged with theft and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

PRINCE FREDERICK AREA
ROBBERIES

Southern Maryland Blvd., 4:07 p.m. Jan. 9. A wireless store was robbed of merchandise at gunpoint. A robber took cash from a customer and fled.

ST. LEONARD AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Oakcrest Dr., 12:52 p.m. Dec. 30. Two gold rings were stolen from a home.

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. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Web site, www.ccso.us, has daily news releases, neighborhood crime statistics, community services, crime prevention programs and career opportunities

REWARDS FOR INFORMATION

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.

BRYANTOWN AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Leonardtown Rd., 10 p.m. Jan. 6. A man at a store stole cash from a cash register and an employee’s purse and fled.

INDIAN HEAD AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Pueblo Cir., 1:36 a.m. Jan. 3. A man was reportedly trying to break into a home through a back door. After an investigation, police said that the man had smoked PCP and that he thought he was at his girlfriend’s home. An Indian Head man, 26, was charged with fourth-degree burglary and resisting arrest.

LA PLATA AREA
VANDALISM

Crain Hwy., 12:46 a.m. Jan. 3. An inmate at a detention center damaged a sprinkler head and flooded a cellblock. A man, 19, was charged with malicious destruction of property and causing a false alarm.

WALDORF AREA
ROBBERIES

Bannister Cir., 2:10 p.m. Jan. 6. A passenger got out of a vehicle and asked two pedestrians for a cigarette. When a pedestrian was looking for one, the male from the vehicle grabbed a purse and fled in the vehicle.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Hamilton Pl., Jan. 4 to Jan. 5. A DVD player was stolen from a vehicle.

Leonardtown Rd., 3300 block, Jan. 5. Cash was stolen from a fast-food restaurant.

Post Office Rd., 100 block, Jan. 5 to Jan. 7. Fuel was stolen from a tank at a business.

WELCOME AREA
ASSAULTS

Dashing Pl., Jan. 2. During an arrest, a man who appeared to be drugged and had bloody hands struggled with officers. A man, 51, was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation.

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 has a 24-hour anonymous tip line at 301-475-2936.

CALIFORNIA AREA
ASSAULTS

California, Dec. 18. During an argument, a man kicked an acquaintance in the face. A California man, 48, was charged with second-degree assault.

HOLLYWOOD AREA
ASSAULTS

Three Notch Rd., 2:23 p.m. Dec. 28. During an altercation, a woman threatened an acquaintance with a knife. A Gaithersburg woman, 19, was charged with first-degree assault.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Hollywood, Dec. 29. Two men were found inside an abandoned residence. Two men, both 22, with no fixed addresses, were charged with fourth-degree burglary.

LEONARDTOWN AREA
ASSAULTS

Leonardtown, Dec. 26. During an argument at a detention center, an inmate assaulted another inmate. A man, 34, was charged with second-degree assault.

Leonardtown, Dec. 30. During an argument at a detention center, an inmate assaulted another inmate. A man, 21, was charged with second-degree assault.

Leonardtown,Jan. 6. An inmate at a detention center threw liquid in a correctional officer’s face. A man, 51, was charged with second-degree assault of a division of corrections employee.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Leonardtown, Jan. 2. A woman left her wallet at cash register at a grocery store. When she returned, cash was missing from the wallet. An investigation revealed the cashier had the cash in his pocket, and he returned it to the woman. A Hollywood man, 21, was charged with theft.

LEXINGTON PARK AREA
ASSAULTS

Hancock Dr., Dec. 24. During an argument, a man hit an acquaintance in the head with his hand. While being taken to the detention center, the man spat on an officer. A Lexington Park man, 31, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault.

Lexington Park, Dec. 27. During a visit to a home to retrieve her belongings, a woman threw clothes at an acquaintance, attempted to kick the acquaintance and pushed a child. A Lexington Park woman, 29, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, failure to obey a lawful order and resisting arrest.

Lexington Park, Dec. 29. During an argument about a TV channel, a man threatened an acquaintance with a knife. A Lexington Park man, 58, was charged with second-degree assault.

LOVEVILLE AREA
ASSAULTS

Loveville, Jan. 3. During a family argument, a man swung a knife at a person and threw a brick at another person. A Loveville man, 51, was charged with first-degree assault.

MECHANICSVILLE AREA
ASSAULTS

Lakeland Dr., Jan. 2. During a confrontation about money, a man pointed a shotgun at an acquaintance. A Mechanicsville man, 25, was charged with first- and second-degree assault.

Manor Dr., Jan. 1. A man kicked a back door of a home and began a fight with an acquaintance inside. During the fight, the man attempted to stab the acquaintance. A Mechanicsville man, 33, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, first- and third-degree burglary and malicious destruction of property.

Mechanicsville, Jan. 2. A man forced an acquaintance to the floor, choked the acquaintance and hit the person’s head on the kitchen floor several times. When the acquaintance attempted to call police, the man threatened the acquaintance with a loaded gun. A Mechanicsville man, 40, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, use of a firearm during a felony/crime of violence, wearing and carrying a handgun, reckless endangerment and possessing a regulated firearm.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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