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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.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 28 at 6:23 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of University Drive in Waldorf for the  report of a shooting.  When officers arrived, they located a 22-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was treated and released. Investigation showed the victim was near the basketball courts when a male suspect exited a car and fired a shot at him. Detectives are working several leads, and at this point the shooting does not appear to be random. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. J. Elliott at (301) 609-6515. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous, may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. A $1,000 cash reward is being offered in this case.

DETECTIVES SEEK SUSPECT IN ATTEMPTED HOME INVASION/CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: On  April 25 at 9:11 p.m., officers responded to Fairgrounds Road in La Plata for an attempted home invasion. The homeowners reported they heard a knock at their door and when they answered, an unknown male wearing a red bandana was standing on their porch with a shotgun. The homeowner shut the door but the suspect attempted to kick it in. The suspect fled and the victim called police. The suspect is described as a white male in his mid to late twenties, 5’11”, with a slender build, light brown hair, and blue eyes. Anyone with information regarding this incident and other suspicious incidents in this area is asked to contact Detective Celia at (301) 609-6518. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. A $1,000 cash reward is being offered in this case.

Report prepared by Karlee Adams, CCSO

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit ccso.us.

Media Contact
Diane Richardson
301-609-6557
richardsond@ccso.us

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