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Crime Solvers offering cash in 2 Charles County robberies

Crime Solvers offering cash in 2 Charles County robberies

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. -- Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest of two suspects involved in two robberies that happened on Tuesday.

Police said they responded to a robbery around 9: 30 p.m. in the area of King James Place in Waldorf. Investigation shows two men got out of their Honda Civic and were walking toward a house when the suspects went up to the two men, pulled out a gun and demanded the victims' wallets and car keys.

Police said the suspects then ran to the victims' car and drove off in it.

According to authorities, officers searched the area and came across another man who said he had been robbed by two men just before they responded to the other call about King James Place.

The descriptions of the suspects in both cases are similar and police believe the two are connected.  

If you have any information, please call Detective Wimberly at (301) 609-6491

Fugitive arrested 2 days after photo posted online


CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man featured as part of "Fugitive Friday" in Charles County was arrested two days after his photo was posted online.

According to sheriff's office authorities, a call to the Charles County Crime Solvers tip line led to the arrest of 27-year-old Jonathan Edward Hughes. He was featured last Friday as the Charles County Crime Solvers fugitive of the week series online. Hughes was wanted for outstanding warrants charging him with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, and theft.

Authorities say Hughes was arrested on Sunday in the area of Newburg.

3 displaced after house fire in Charles County


WALDORF, Md. (WUSA9) -- A still burning cigarette that was tossed into a flower bed outside a home caused the fire that burned it to the ground Friday morning in Charles County.

A firefighter and a resident were injured after the early morning fire in Waldorf, says Charles County Fire Chief Jeff Duer. They were treated and released on scene.

Firefighters responded to the 12000 block of Indian Lane at approximately 2:58 a.m., says Capt. Ronnie Burns from Station 12 of Charles County Fire. According to Burns, the fire had worked its way from the first floor up the front of the home. Fire also spread into the basement and attic.

Firefighters battled the blaze from the inside until they were forced to fight the fire from the outside.

Man charged with DUI after hitting police cars


WALDORF, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Waldorf man is charged with driving under the influence after crashing into two police cars of officers investigating an unrelated driving while intoxicated incident, say Charles County Sheriff's Office authorities.

According to authorities, on Saturday at 1:41 a.m., an officer had stopped a suspected drunk driver at Smallwood Drive and St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf. That driver, 40-year-old Erick Wayne Carter of Waldorf, was put in the officer's patrol car.

Another officer was in her patrol car parked directly behind the first patrol car when a vehicle crashed into her car, before hitting the first patrol car and Carter's car, say authorities. The striking car continued to travel until it landed in a ditch.

Md. officers arrest fugitive


CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Charles County Sheriffs found a 22-year-old fugitive Saturday who had several open warrants, including for felony theft and carrying a dangerous weapon.

Officers found Kent Leroy Smith, in the 6800 Block of Ralph Myers Place in Bryans Road. Authorities said, Smith had open warrants for felony assault, carrying a dangerous weapon, trespassing, violation of probation regarding a drug case, felony theft, rogue and vagabond and traffic offenses.

Officers saw Smith near Surrey Place but he ran away once he realized he had been spotted, authorities said. Officers chased Smith into the woods where Smith fell into a creek, according to authorities.

He was arrested with no other problems.

Car and snow plow collide in Charles County


LA PLATA, Md. (WUSA9) -- A car struck a snow plow In La Plata on Tuesday morning, reports WUSA9's Monika Samtani.

The crash occurred on Route 301 northbound at St. Mary's Avenue.

Get updates on this crash and other traffic incidents by following @MonikaOn9 on Twitter.