Stolen Snakes Recovered in 18 Year-Old's Laundry Room in California

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On Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at 5:00 in the evening, Dep. R. Cox responded to a burglary on Sitting Bull Trail in Lusby.

Two Boa Constrictor snakes, several DVD movies, and a knife set were stolen from the victim’s residence during the burglary.

On October 3, Det. C. M. Parsons received information on the whereabouts of the two Boa Constrictor snakes as well as who may have taken them. A search warrant was obtained for the residence of the suspect, Charles Edwin Compton, 18, of California, Maryland.

At approximately 11:15 that night, members of the Calvert Investigative Team, along with members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team executed the search warrant on Compton’s address. The two stolen Boa Constrictors were located in a cage in the laundry room of the Compton residence. The victim responded to the suspect’s address and identified the snakes as being the ones that were stolen from his residence. Charges are pending.

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