Tuesday, September 30, 2014

UPDATE: Robbery of Elderly Woman in Town Creek

UPDATE 9-30-14:
Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division executed a search and seizure warrant in reference to this crime at a residence in Charles County, Maryland, belonging to one of the suspects charged with the robbery. Additional property, which had been stolen during the robbery, was recovered from the residence.

Several of the stolen items belonged to the 95 year old victim's late husband and had enormous sentimental value.

"We could never take away what happened to these two innocent victims, but we hope getting important items back for them helps them move forward. Detectives working the case, felt strongly about recovering the property stolen from the 95 year old victim. Some of these items belonged to her husband and could never be replaced. Detectives work hard to close every case assigned to them, however there is a certain amount of extra job satisfaction when suspects like these are put in jail and we can return important personal property to the victims" -- Captain Terry L. Black, Commander, Criminal Investigations Division.     

UPDATE 9-6-13:
On September 5, 2014, detectives arrested three suspects responsible for the burglary to an occupied residence on Town Creek Dr., Lexington Park, Md.  Information was obtained during the investigation a former caretaker had recently been terminated from employment and may have been involved in the incident.  The employee, Jessica L. Johnson was located at a hotel in Charles County and a search and seizure warrant was executed by CID detectives at that location.  Following the execution of the search and seizure warrant, information was obtained indicating property stolen from the burglary was being stored at a residence in Newburg, Maryland. A separate search and seizure warrant was executed at that residence with assistance from detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Items related to the burglary were located at the residence.

Jessica L. Johnson, age 24, of Mechanicsville, Md., Johnny B. Young, Jr., age 27, of no fixed address and William J. Gross, age 60 of Newburg were arrested and each was charged with 1st Degree Burglary, Armed Robbery, Unlawful Detention, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault and Theft $1,000 to $10,000.  The suspects were transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and incarcerated pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE: 9-4-14
Lexington Park, Maryland - On September 4, 2014 at 3:10 AM, Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to a private residence on Town creek Dr., for a reported Burglary which had just occurred.  Deputies determined three suspects, dressed in all black clothing and wearing masks had entered an occupied residence through a window.  One of the suspects was armed with a handgun. Once inside, the suspects tied the victim’s hands and feet together and stole personal items from the residence before fleeing the scene. One of the victim's was able to free herself and call 9 1 1. A second elderly female victim was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for precautionary reasons and was not injured in the incident.

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