Charles County Sheriff's Office Crime Report
Charles County, MD - 5/8/2012
DETECTIVES ARREST SUSPECTS IN BURGLARY: On May 4, detectives arrested two suspects in connection with a burglary that occurred in March. The suspects - a 14-year-old male and a 17-year-old male – broke into a vacant home in the 4800 block of Shugart Valley Place in La Plata and stole copper pipes. They were subsequently identified and charged with second-degree burglary, theft, and destruction of property. Det. D. Savoy investigated.
PATROL OFFICERS ASSIST IN APPREHENSION OF THEFT SUSPECT: On May 6 at 11:27 a.m., officers from the La Plata Town Police Department and the CCSO received a lookout for a vehicle wanted in connection with a theft that occurred at the Safeway on Shining Willow Way in La Plata. Officers observed the suspect’s car on Crain Highway near Willet’s Crossing Road and initiated a traffic stop. The suspect fled on foot and officers pursued but the suspect ran into a wooded area. A perimeter was established and a K-9 team responded. The suspect, Shawn Carnell Stewart, 40, of Hyattsville, was seen emerging from the woods and was subsequently arrested. La Plata Town police charged Stewart with theft.
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On May 4 at 7:06 p.m., officers responded to the area of Poplar Hill Road and Forest View Drive in Waldorf for the repot of a motor vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Chevrolet Blazer, 42, crossed the center line and struck a Honda Accord. The driver of the Blazer was transported to a hospital with serious injuries. The five occupants of the Honda – a 54-year-old woman, an 18-year-old female, a 4-year-old male, a 3-year-old male and an 11-month-old child, were transported to various hospitals. The 18-year old passenger was admitted with serious injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation and charges are pending. Officer S. Stanley of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.
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