On Friday, November 25 at approximately 1:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 10000 block of Allens Fresh Road in Charlotte Hall, for the report of a suspicious vehicle.
The complainant reported she observed a white male driving a blue Nissan Quest in the driveway of her neighbor’s home. When she drove by she saw the male walk off the front porch carrying a chainsaw, which he then placed in the back of his vehicle.
A short time later, Pfc. M. Hancock located the vehicle traveling on Crain Highway in the area of Crossover Road. He conducted a stop on the vehicle. When he exited his patrol car, the suspect vehicle took off. The vehicle was pursued for a short distance into a field, where the suspect bailed out. Pfc. Hancock apprehended the suspect after a foot chase.
Officers responded to the residence on Allens Fresh Road and discovered the front door had been kicked in. The homeowner was notified and was able to positively identify his stolen property that was in the suspect’s vehicle. The property included a chainsaw, three guitars, and other various power tools and property.
Charges are pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation.