Charles Co. Patrol officers apprehend a suspect in theft / Detectives link suspect to additional thefts throughout the region

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On March 29 at 11:46 a.m., officers responded to a theft that just occurred at a jewelry store in the 3000 block of Waldorf Market Place. In the case, the suspect asked to see some jewelry, suddenly ran from the store with a ring, and fled in a vehicle. A lookout for the vehicle was broadcast, and patrol officers located it on Leonardtown Road near Forest Knolls Place. The vehicle was stopped and a passenger, who matched the description of the suspect, fled into a house where he was apprehended and identified as Daniel Jerome Ball, age 54, of Waldorf. A search warrant was obtained, and the stolen ring was recovered from the home. Detectives continued investigating and joined investigators from the Southern Maryland Information Center. They were able to link Ball to previous thefts at five other businesses. In addition, Ball had three outstanding arrest warrants and three outstanding criminal summons which were served by judicial unit officers. Ball was charged with multiple counts of theft and numerous other offenses. On April 1, a judge ordered Ball to be held at the Charles County Detention Center without bond. Anyone with additional information about this case may contact Detective Wilson at 301-609-3248. The investigation is ongoing.


Daniel Jerome Ball

Diane Richardson
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