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CCSO to Implement New Command Structure for Police Districts

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry and his Executive Command Staff have implemented a new command structure for the Agency’s four district stations.  Under the new plan, Districts 1 (La Plata) and 2 (Bryans Road) will merge to become the Southern District and Districts 3 and 4 (Waldorf) will merge to become the Northern District.

The new plan will designate one Captain to lead t…

Watch Works November 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.

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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.

HIT AND RUN: Sometime between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on October 24, a 2004 maroon Dodge Neon was parked and unattended in the area of Chicamuxen Road near Bicknell Road in…

Three CCSO Employees Win “Instructor of the Year” Awards

Maryland Police & Correctional Training Commissions Award “Instructor of the Year” to Three CCSO Officers
On Thursday, October 8, 2015, the Maryland Police & Correctional Training Commissions held its 15th Annual Instructor’s Conference. This organization is “committed to the continuous improvement of these professions to better provide for the health, welfare and safety of t…

CCSO Conducting Death Investigation in Indian Head

BODY OF MALE FOUND IN WOODED AREA: Charles County Sheriff’s Officers, with the help of canine search and rescue teams from Calvert K9 and Search and Rescue Dogs of Maryland, located the body of a male in a wooded area near Cindy Court in Indian Head. Investigators are waiting to confirm the identity of the body, but are looking into the possibility it was that of Steven Coltman, 18, of Indian…

Update in Shooting Near St. Paul’s Drive – Composite Sketch Released

UPDATE ON SHOOTING NEAR ST PAUL’S DRIVE/COMPOSITE SKETCH RELEASED: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help identifying the suspects responsible for a shooting that occurred on October 16 at 3 p.m. on a dirt path near Saint Paul’s Drive and Allward Drive in Waldorf. A sketch of one of the suspects was obtained and detectives would like to hear from anyone who may…

CCSO Domestic Violence / Child Support Warrant Sweep

Officers Target Domestic-Related Offenses as Part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Unit, Child Support Unit and Warrant Fugitive Unit recently participated in the National Family Violence Apprehension Detail – a nationwide event in which law enforcement agencies select one day in October to focus on serving warrants…

Three CCDC Inmates Graduate with High School Diplomas

Three inmates at the Charles County Detention Center recently graduated with their Maryland State High School Diplomas from the State Board of Education. Ira Stevens, Tyler Morse and Francis Varelli attended classes, passed all of their exams and completed all necessary requirements.

Several resources in Charles County make it possible for inmates to earn their diplomas, including the Lifelong…

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.

HIT AND RUN/DUI: On October 18 at 1:40 a.m., officers responded to St. Charles Parkway at Gallery Place for the report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, a 2015 Honda…

CCSO Seeking Public’s Help Locating Missing Person

MISSING PERSON: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating Steven Michael Coltman, 18, who is missing from his home in Indian Head. Coltman was last seen at his residence by a relative on October 11. It does not appear that Coltman is driving a vehicle. Coltman is  5’ 10” , 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about…

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