Charles County Sheriff’s Police Beat / Burglars Busted into Target at Night Nabbed by Patrol Officers
WALDORF, MD. — When a plan comes together burglars go to the slammer. Even local burglar boys who wanted all the toys that they could play with and avoid having to get jobs and earning the money. Crime worked for them, or so they thought.
Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry had his patrol officers on the job on July 18, 2017, at 4:05 a.m., and those officers responded to an alarm activation at Target on Western Parkway in Waldorf. When officers arrived, they observed a male suspect running back inside the store, which is unusual, as unlike Walmart, Target is not open all night.
Once all of the employees were gone, the suspects smashed several electronic glass cases and stole iPads, Play Stations, X-Box Ones, Nintendo 3DS, various electronic devices, clothing, food items, and two bikes.
Officers established a perimeter and a police K9 searched the building. Two suspects were located in the back of the store and apprehended without incident. Investigation showed the suspects hid inside until the store was closed for the evening. Once all of the employees were gone, the suspects smashed several electronic glass cases and stole iPads, Play Stations, X-Box Ones, Nintendo 3DS, various electronic devices, clothing, food items, and two bikes. The stolen property was recovered outside where the first suspect was spotted. Delonte Xavier Gary, 19, of Waldorf, and Austin Gray Davis, 19, of Waldorf, were charged with burglary, theft, and destruction of property. Pfc. B. Virts is investigating.
Austin Gray Davis, of 1982 Yorkshire Court, Waldorf, Md., changed his name last year from Austin Gray Tate. As Davis begins his criminal career, he can find using lots of names is good for confusing the court system.
Delonte Xavier Gary, of 2513 Regal Place, Waldorf, Md., was able to enjoy a couple of days in the clink due to his attorney not appearing and finally on July 20, 2017, he was able to return home to his video games, of unknown parentage, as he was released on his personal recognizance. Yes, Maryland, the Alice in Wonderland Judiciary of Maryland releases burglars caught in the act, on their word that they will show up in the court for trial as they clearly are the paragons of virtue and honesty.
Sheriff Troy Berry reports the following incidents:
- ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: On July 17, 2017, at 4:21 p.m., a teenaged male broke down the rear door of a house in the 2400 block of Hanover Court in Waldorf. The suspect fled upon seeing a female resident. The suspect is described as a black male in his teens wearing a white shirt and dark pants. Officer C. Chamblee is investigating.
- THEFTS FROM AUTOS: On July 17, 2017, at approximately 12:10 a.m., at least two suspects entered the parking lot of a business in the 4300 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf and stole items from multiple vehicles. Both suspects are described as white males. One suspect had a thin build, and the other suspect was heavyset and bald. Pfc. A. Fenlon is investigating.
- BURGLARY OF SHED: On July 15, 2017, officers responded to the 3300 block of Jesmond Court in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Unknown suspect(s) broke into a shed and stole lawn equipment. Pfc. S. Cook is investigating.
- THEFT FROM AUTO: Between July 13 – July 14, 2017, unknown suspect(s) stole a purse from an unlocked car in the 5000 block of Skylark Drive in White Plains. Pfc. J. Harley is investigating.