Calvert County

The following are among reports received recently 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


CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Oct. 29. A Global Positioning System and an AM/FM weather radio were stolen from two boats at Breezy Point Marina.

Dunkirk Area


LEXINGTON DR., Oct. 27. A purse with a case was stolen from a vehicle. It was later found, without the cash, behind a residence.

ROUTE 4, 4:30 a.m. Oct. 19. Property was removed from Country Plaza Liquors.

ROUTE 4, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28. Six air bags, stereo equipment and a navigational system were stolen from four vehicles at the Park and Ride lot.


QUINCE CT., 4:50 p.m. Nov. 2. Two boys, 15, ignited a flammable device in the street. They were charged with constructing a destructive device and reckless endangerment.

Lusby Area


DANCER CT., 11 a.m. Oct. 14. A man, 48, broke into a residence and fled. He was later found walking southbound on Route 2/4 and charged with burglary.


SIDE SADDLE TRAIL, Oct. 30 to 31. A vehicle parked in a driveway at a residence was damaged.

Prince Frederick Area


ROUTE 2/4, 6:40 to 7:35 p.m. A Prada purse, containing a Louis Vuitton wallet and personal items, was stolen from a vehicle parked at the Fox Run shopping center.

St. Leonard Area


ST. LEONARD RD., 10 a.m. Oct. 23. Several items were stolen from Chesapeake Market Place.

Charles County

The following are among reports received recently by the Charles County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police. For further 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 800-673-2777. Callers may remain anonymous. The Charles County Sheriff's Office Web site is: Included at the site are daily news releases, Crime Watch neighborhood statistics, community services, crime prevention programs and career opportunities.

La Plata Area


HAWTHORNE RD., 5400 block, 8:23 a.m. Nov. 1. Graffiti were written with tar on a retaining wall near the entrance of the Hunters Brooke subdivision.

Marbury Area


BULLIT NECK RD., 4000 block, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Cash was stolen from a residence.

Waldorf Area


NAUTICA PL., 10800 block, 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Three boys, ages 15 to 17, approached two boys, 15 and 16, said they had a gun and demanded their jackets. The suspects then fled in a gold Jeep driven by a fourth male youth. A short time later, the driver lost control and the vehicle struck trees and the side of a residence. They were charged with robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, destruction of property over $500, theft over $500, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft under $500. A 16-year old was additionally charged with reckless driving, fleeing and eluding, and multiple traffic citations.

WALDORF MARKET PL., 3000 block, 3:36 p.m. Nov. 1. A man took a video game to the register at EB Games as if to purchase the game. When the employee, 20, opened the register, the man displayed a gun and demanded money. The employee complied, and the robber fled on foot.


ACTON LANE, 11900 block, 6:07 p.m. Oct. 20. A man was stopped for shoplifting at Wal-Mart. He displayed a knife and assaulted a security officer before fleeing.

DORCHESTER CIR., 5000 block, 3:40 p.m. Oct. 26. A girl, 15, assaulted a man, 21, at a residence. She was charged with second-degree assault.

GATWICK CT., 3100 block, 10:35 p.m. Oct. 29. A girl, 15, armed with a knife attempted to cut a police officer responding to a report of the girl arguing with a boy, 15, at a residence. She was charged with first-degree assault.


BAR OAK DR., 12700 block, 7:20 p.m. Oct. 30. An explosive device placed at the door of a residence exploded. Three similar devices were found near a lake on Oaks Drive.

ROUTE 5, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 31. At Thomas Stone High School, a boy, 16, ignited three devices, two in the boys restroom and one in the boys locker room. The boy was placed at Cheltenham Youth Center pending further disposition of the case.

St. Mary's County

The following are among reports received recently by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police. For further 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 crime tip line on which people may anonymously report information about crimes and related matters at 301-475-2936.

California Area


CALIFORNIA, 8:30 a.m. Oct. 31. A man, 20, shoved a woman to the ground. He was charged with second-degree assault.


THREE NOTCH RD., 8:30 a.m. Oct. 30. An employee answered a knock at the back door of the Ruby Tuesday's restaurant in the First Colony shopping center. The person at the door attempted to rob the restaurant before fleeing.


CALIFORNIA, Nov. 1. A girl, 15, stole and used a U.S. Air Force credit card to make numerous purchases on the Internet. She was charged with credit card fraud under $500 and theft under $500.

BILL DIXON RD., 6:30 a.m. Oct. 29. Ten bottles of beer were stolen from a residence.

Lexington Park Area


THREE NOTCH RD., Oct. 31. A man, 19, was arrested for kicking and punching a man in an earlier incident at Nicolet Park on or about Oct. 10. He was charged with second-degree assault.


VALLEY CT., 7 a.m. Oct. 28. Eggs were thrown at a vehicle.

-- Compiled by BONNIE SMITH