Charles County Sheriff’s incident briefs for August 13, 2018

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On August 10 at 10:07 a.m., officers responded to the 11000 block of Greenwood Court in Waldorf for a residential alarm. Upon arrival, officers observed the glass on a basement door had been shattered. Cpl. R. Cuyler and her K9 partner responded and searched the house. No one was inside. Officers recovered surveillance footage from a home security system and discovered a tall male with a muscular build had been knocking on the door minutes to the alarm sounded. He left in a black pick-up truck. PFC I. Bier is investigating.

THEFT FROM AUTO: On August 8 between 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke out the window of a car in the 3000 block of Pilgrims Square in Waldorf and stole two handicapped placards. Cpl. J. Foster is investigating.

POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE: On August 7, officers responded to the 2200 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf to serve an arrest warrant. While serving the warrant, officers observed a large amount of marijuana. A search warrant was obtained, and officers recovered the marijuana and a 9mm handgun. Preston Eugene Harvey, 20, of Waldorf, was charged with possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs and illegal possession of a regulated firearm.

SEARCH WARRANT LEADS TO RECOVERY OF ILLEGAL DRUGS: On August 7 at 6:05 a.m., detectives from the CCSO Narcotics Enforcement Section and officers assigned to the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant in the 2300 block of Alava Court in Waldorf. Officers located a quantity of marijuana, heroin, methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (molly), three digital scales, and other distribution-related paraphernalia. More than $8,000 in cash was also located. Ronald Matthew Tibbs, III, 26, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and other related charges.

THEFT SCHEME: On August 5 at 9 p.m., James Travis Breiner, 34, of La Plata, was arrested and charged with theft scheme after his employer witnessed him steal lottery tickets. A preliminary investigation revealed Breiner had been stealing lottery tickets for the last several months with a loss of approximately $10,000. Det. C. Gilroy is investigating.

BURGLARY: Between August 5 – August 6, unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 2600 block of Pinewood Drive in Waldorf and stole electronics and other items. It is not clear how entry was made into the house. PFC G. Cook is investigating.

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