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Update in Death Investigation of Ji’Aire Donnell Lee

UPDATE IN DEATH INVESTIGATION: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation into the death of Ji’Aire Donnell Lee, 3, who was found deceased last month at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata. On June 24, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore ruled the manner of death a homicide and the cause of death dehydration and hypothermia.

The investigation…

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.

BURGLARY: On June 29 at 8:50 a.m., officers responded to Keepsake Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. The homeowner reported suspect(s) broke into his house and…

CCSO Purchases New Radar Speed Trailers

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office recently purchased two new RADAR speed trailers to address and track traffic complaints throughout Charles County. The new solar-powered units are designed to remind motorists of their speed, alert them when they exceed the speed limit, and compile statistics on speeding trends in a particular location. No traffic tickets will be issued from the speed…

CCSO Investigating Jury Duty Scam

SCAM ALERT: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several reports of a scam in which someone is calling residents claiming to be a police officer and warns the person they missed jury duty and must pay a fine or risk being arrested. The caller tells the person in order to clear their name, they must pay the fine over the phone and respond to the court house within a few days to…

Watch Works July 2015

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 July…

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.

MAN CHARGED WITH IMPERSONATING POLICE OFFICER: On June 23 at 8:51 p.m., officers responded to the area of Hamilton Road and Shearwater Drive in Waldorf for the report of…

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.

BURGLARY: On June 20, a homeowner reported someone broke into his house in the 9500 block of Lomax Road in Faulkner and stole appliances and food. The house had been vacant…

Update in Death Investigation on Dove Tree Court

UPDATE IN DEATH INVESTIGATION ON DOVE TREE COURT: Charles County sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation into a suicide that occurred on Dove Tree Court in Indian Head on June 19.  In this case, a 32-year-old man shot and killed himself in an upstairs bedroom of his house; his 3-month-old son, James Robert Barker, was found unconscious nearby. The baby was transported to a…

Death Investigation on Dove Tree Court Indian Head

DEATH INVESTIGATION:  On June 19 at 3:05 p.m., a witness called 911 after being alerted that their neighbor shot himself inside his house on Dove Tree Court in Indian Head and the man’s three-month-old son was not breathing. Prior to emergency personnel arriving, neighbors rushed inside and found the baby unconscious; they initiated CPR until paramedics arrived. Officers arrived and found an…

CCSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint, Special Patrols

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit, in partnership with the Town of La Plata Police Department, Maryland State Police and Maryland Transportation Authority Police, will conduct special operations this weekend focusing on impaired drivers as part of Maryland’s Checkpoint Strikeforce program. Officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint along with saturation…

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