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Fugitive Friday

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Diantra Lashaune Gant, 33, who has no fixed address. Gant, who also goes by the name of Deontre Gant, currently has four outstanding warrants for first-degree assault, second-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct. Gant is 5’6”, 160 lbs., and has black hair and…

Record Amount Raised for SOMD in 2013

Three remarkable events happened in Charles County in 2013 and at times it seemed the circumstances were made for television: Zombies invaded a park; cops and cows stood on the rooftops of the local Chick-fil-As; and hundreds of red-clad runners traversed the streets of La Plata. Even more remarkable, these events produced a record-breaking achievement: Combined, they helped the Charles County…

Shop with a Cop 2013

Christmas was merrier for 70 Charles County youngsters who participated in Shop with a Cop on Dec. 7 with police and correctional officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), the Maryland State Police, the La Plata Police Department and the Maryland Transit Authority Police.

Shop with a Cop pairs the officers with children from low-income families with officers who treat them…

Incident Briefings

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

CRITICAL MISSING TEENAGER FOUND SAFE: On January 2 at 8:30 a.m., a missing autistic teenager – who had been reported missing to the Charles…

LEOSA Training Announcement

In January 2014, the following LEOSA training changes will take effect at the Charles County Sheriff’s Office:

The training will be held the first and third Thursday of the month. Please note, training will not be held on holidays.

There will be a limit of 18 spots available for each session.

Retired officers must call Rick Nichols at 301-542-6394 or Sarah Dent at 301-609-3917 to…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, from Sheriff Rex Coffey and the CCSO. If you plan to celebrate tonight, please remember to be safe and responsible: Don’t Drink and Drive.

We are increasing our patrols tonight and asking citizens to help us by reporting drivers who appear to be intoxicated. If you see a suspected drunk driver, call us immediately. If you are at a party or restaurant and observe an intoxicated…

Incident Briefings

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

MAN REPORTS BEING SHOT: On Dec. 30 at about 3:45 a.m., officers responded to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center for…

Designate a Sober Driver Campaign

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office cares about keeping impaired drivers off the roadways. Recently, Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey and Master Corporal Judith Thompson – the CCSO Alcohol Enforcement Coordinator – joined Chief Carl Schinner of the La Plata Police Department, and representatives from the Maryland State Police, Maryland Natural Resources Police, Charles County Board of…

Incident Briefings

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

MAIL TAMPERING: On Dec. 24, unknown suspect(s) stole mail from two addresses in the 15000 block of Pointe Meadow Court in Brandywine. The ma…

Merry Christmas

Sheriff Rex Coffey and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office wish you and your families a safe and merry Christmas. We reflect today on the kindness and generosity we witness in our community throughout the year. WE CARE, and we know you care, too, and that’s the key to keeping our community safe. We look forward to the great things we will accomplish together in the New Year. In the meantime, b…

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