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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…

Incident Brief October 6, 2016

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.

POSSESSION OF CRACK/COCAINE: On October 4, Officer T. Morgan was conducting routine patrols on St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf when he noticed a possible drug sale. After…

New Director and Deputy Director of the Charles County Detention Center Appointed

 

 

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the appointments of Deputy Director Brandon Foster to Director of the Charles County Detention Center (CCDC) and Captain Deborah Dofflemyer to Deputy Director of the CCDC.

Director Foster and Deputy Director Dofflemyer will oversee and manage all operations of the CCDC, which is a secure facility for incarcerated…

Homicide on Mona Farm Place

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have identified the victim of the homicide/shooting that occurred on Sept. 25 in the 9100 block of Mona Farm Place in La Plata as Mason Cameron Atkins, 18, of Deale, MD. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim and his friends learned of a party on Mona Farm Place and showed up uninvited. When they pulled up to the entrance of the driveway, they wer…

CCSO Investigating Shooting-Homicide on Mona Farm Place

On Sept. 25 at 1:53 a.m., officers responded to the 10400 block of Popes Creek Road in Newburg for the report of a shooting. The caller indicated he was in a car and he and his friend had been shot at a different location. Officers arrived and rendered first aid and CPR to the critically wounded passenger – an 18-year-old male from Deale – but he was pronounced deceased. The driver, 18, was…

CCSO Officers Named Deputies of the Year by Maryland Sheriff’s Association

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce three officers were named Deputies of the Year and recognized by the Maryland Sheriff’s Association (MSA) for outstanding police work in a variety of fields. Corporal Kristian Syvertsen, Detective Patricia Adams and Master Corporal Roger Calloway were honored during an awards ceremony held recently at a banquet in Ocean City,…

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