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Non-Emergency Lines to be Placed Briefly Out of Service for Maintenance Update on Nov. 6

COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION:  On Sunday, November 6 at 4 a.m., all Charles County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency numbers, as well as the Charles County Detention Center main line, will be out of service for approximately one hour for a maintenance update.  These numbers include (301) 932-2222,  (301) 743-2222, (301) 932-7777, and (301) 932-3100.  None of the county’s emergency lines will b…

Incident Briefings November 1, 2016

FATAL MOTORCYLE CRASH: On October 30 at 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the 2800 block of Stavors Road in Waldorf for the report of a motorcycle crash. Investigation showed the operator, Teresa Judy Christensen, 49 of Waldorf, lost control of the motorcycle, left the roadway and struck a utility pole. She was flown by Maryland State Police Trooper 2 to a hospital and died on October 31. T…

Homicide on Mall Circle/Suspect Charged

On October 26 at 8 p.m., officers responded to the 11100 block of Mall Circle for the report of a shooting. A preliminary investigation showed the victim, Reuel Hicks, 18, of Waldorf, was with several friends walking behind a movie theater when he stopped and spoke with the suspect. During their conversation, the suspect suddenly produced a handgun and shot the victim. The suspect fled on foot,…

Incident Briefings October 25, 2016

BURGLARY: On October 24 at 10:42 p.m., officers responded to an establishment in the 2000 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for an intrusion alarm. Investigation revealed an unknown suspect used a crow bar to break the glass door. Once inside, the suspect ransacked the office. Nothing appeared to be missing. The suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, black gloves and a green…

CCSO Offers Halloween Safety Tips

 

An increase in ghosts, zombies and superheroes will take to the streets this Halloween and so too will an increase in Charles County Sheriff’s officers.

The CCSO will increase patrols of neighborhoods while costumed youngsters canvass the county for tricks and treats. In addition to the patrol officers on regular duty, the operation will include officers and commanders assigned to…

Sheriff Berry to be honored by Boy Scouts of America, Zekiah District

On Wednesday, October 26, at 6 p.m., at the Waldorf Jaycees, Sheriff Troy D. Berry will receive the Good Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America, Zekiah District, for his contributions and dedication to the youth in Charles County.

Sheriff Berry began his law enforcement career as a patrol officer. He specialized in the field of criminal investigations beginning in 1996. As a…

CCSO Employees and Community Members Honored by the Center for Abused Persons

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce CCSO Detective Jack Austin and Captain Stephen Salvas were honored by the Center for Abused Persons (CAP) for their outstanding work in domestic violence cases and domestic violence prevention. Detective Austin and Captain Salvas were among eight men – including community leaders and community members – who were recognized at an…

CCSO Detectives Charge Four Suspects in Connection with Homicide on Mona Farm Place  

 

On October 11, members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested four people in connection with the Sept. 25 shooting of Mason Cameron Atkins, 18, of Deale, MD. A preliminary investigation showed Atkins and several friends learned of an outdoor party on Mona Farm Place in La Plata and showed up uninvited. When they pulled  up to the driveway,…

Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Complete D.A.R.E. Instructor Training

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the graduation of three school resource officers from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Instructor training recently held at the Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville. PFC Ronald Walls, Cpl. Kimberly Selkirk, and PFC Dave Snyder were among 20 officers from across the region to complete the two-week, 80 hour…

CCSO Announces 4th Annual Zombie Invasion 5K Fundraiser for Special Olympics Maryland

 

Get ready Charles County… it’s a zombie apocalypse! Sunday, October 23 is the season premiere of the hit television series The Walking Dead, and what better way for fans to celebrate than to participate in the Zombie Invasion 5K fundraiser for Special Olympics Maryland. Even if you don’t watch the show, join the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Charles County Fraternal Order of…

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