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Incident Briefings – December 6, 2016

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

TRESPASS/DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: On December 6 at 12:17 a.m., officers responded to a business located in the 2700 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf for t…

CCSO Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian

On December 4 at approximately 8 p.m., officers responded to the area of northbound Crain Highway near Shining Willow Way in La Plata for the report of a car crash involving a pedestrian. A preliminary investigation showed the pedestrian, Lawrence William Velozo, 37, of Newburg, was either sitting or lying in the left travel lane of northbound Crain Highway when he was struck by an SUV. Velozo…

CCSO Receives Gold Standard Accreditation with a Meritorious Award from CALEA  

 

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the Charles County Sheriff’s Office recently underwent a rigorous reaccreditation process by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and, after a thorough review of agency policies and procedures, received the Gold Standard Accreditation with a Meritorious Award.  “As an agency leader, I look…

Watch Works December 2016

The CCSO Community Services Section has published the latest edition of its Watch Works newsletter. Watch Works is a publication of the Charles County Crime Watch Program and has important safety information. The CCSO encourages readers to share the information with family and friends.

Watch Works December…

Incident Briefings

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

ATTEMPTED MURDER: On November 25 at 6:43 p.m., officers responded to the 10000 block of Bramley Court in Waldorf for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers…

CCSO Investigating Fatal Car Crash on Billingsley Road

Members of the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit are investigating a crash that killed a woman. On Thursday, November 24 at 6:30 p.m., the driver of a Chevy Equinox failed to yield the right of way while attempting to make a left turn from westbound Billingsley Road onto southbound St Charles Parkway. Her vehicle was struck by a Mercedes which was traveling east on Billingsley Road.  Three people in…

Sheriff’s Office to Begin Holiday Patrols

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office will begin operating under its Holiday Safety Plan on Friday, November 25. The mission is to increase patrols in shopping centers and neighborhoods by utilizing officers normally assigned to units outside of patrol operations.

“The core of our holiday plan is to see and be seen,” said Sheriff Troy D. Berry. “Increasing the number of officers in…

Statement Regarding the Arrest of a Charles County Sheriff’s Officer

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations and United States federal prosecutors in reference to the arrest of Alexander C. Sullivan, 37, a Charles County Sheriff’s Officer who was  charged on November 21 with possession of child pornography.

The  arrest is the result of an investigation that was initiated by Charles…

Traffic Operations Unit and Patrol Officers to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints

Members of the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit and Patrol Division, along with partnering law enforcement agencies, will be conducting sobriety checkpoints on Wednesday, November 23 at two different locations in Charles County. The operations will take place during the evening hours. Thanksgiving Eve is a busy time nationwide for restaurants and bars. Throughout the remainder of the holiday season,…

Incident Briefings November 15, 2016

HOUSE KEEPER CHARGED WITH THEFT / CCSO SEEKING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  The CCSO is seeking additional information relating to multiple thefts in which the suspect, Victoria DeMarr, 52, of Kentucky, stole jewelry while she was employed as a house keeper in the southern Maryland area. The thefts were reported last year and earlier this year, but DeMarr fled to another state and was extradited…

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