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Teen Court Volunteers Wanted

Teen Court is seeking youth volunteers to serve as jurors and prosecution and defense attorneys. Volunteers earn community service hours, gain experience in the legal system, try real court cases, take part in free field trips and help their community. To become a volunteer, download an application and bring it to the next Teen Court session. Learn more here.

Teen Court Fundraiser: Dine to Donate at Pizza Hotline

Raising money for a good cause is easy as pie — pizza pie, that is! Pizza Hotline hosts monthly Dine to Donate fundraisers for the CCSO’s Teen Court program.

The restaurant will donate 10 percent of its profits from 2-10 p.m. on the following dates:

December 23, 2013
January 20, 2014
February 17, 2014
March 5, 2014
April 23,…

Traffic Fatality

On October 8 at 8:40 a.m., Sharon Marie Sams, 30, of La Plata, was driving a Buick Regal in the 9300 block of Parkway Subdivision Road in La Plata when her car suddenly left the roadway and struck a tree. Sams and her two children – a 6-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl- were flown to area hospitals. Sams died a short time later as a result of her injuries. Her two children were admitted to…

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.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On Oct. 6, during the overnight hours, unknown suspects destroyed mailboxes on Maxwell Drive, Barney Drive, Gallant…

Bank Robbery Update

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is releasing additional surveillance photos of the man wanted in connection with the robbery of a bank. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for the identification and arrest of the suspect. On Friday, Oct. 4 at 11:51 a.m., a man approached a bank teller in the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. He man passed a note indicating a robbery and demanded…

Zombie Invasion 5K

Zombie Invasion 5K

The zombie apocalypse is coming to Charles County, but fear not: These zombies will have hearts of gold.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Charles County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 24 and Charles County Correctional Officers Association (CCCOA) are hosting a Zombie Invasion 5K on Sun., Nov. 17, at Laurel Springs Regional Park in La Plata to raise money for Specia…

Zombie Invasion 5K

Zombie Invasion 5K

ATTENTION: ZOMBIES INVADED CHARLES COUNTY.

These zombies were not of the fearsome variety. Rather, they were here to help the CCSO raise money for Special Olympics Maryland. On November 17, the CCSO, Fraternal Order of Police and Charles County Correctional Officers Association hosted the First Annual Zombie Invasion 5K.

In the initial phase of the zombie invasion, citizens began showing…

Bank Robbery

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man responsible for a robbery. On Friday, Oct. 4 at 11:51 a.m., a man entered a grocery store in the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf and approached a teller at a bank branch located inside the store. The man passed a note indicating a robbery and demanded money. The teller complied and the suspect…

Accidental Shooting

On Oct. 3 at 5:50 p.m., officers responded to the 10800 block of Hopewell Place in La Plata for the report of an accidental shooting involving a child. When officers arrived, they spoke with the child’s grandmother who said she was outside watching her grandson play. He got into a car which was parked in the driveway and suddenly she heard a gunshot. The child ran to her and she noticed he had…

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.

WHEEL AND RIM THEFT: On Oct. 3 at 2 a.m., unknown suspects stole the wheels and rims from a Chevy Trailblazer in the 700 block of Barrington…

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