Charles County Sheriff's Office

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 and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

MAN CHARGED WITH IMPERSONATING POLICE OFFICER: On June 23 at 8:51 p.m., officers responded to the area of Hamilton Road and Shearwater Drive in Waldorf for the report of suspicious activity. A motorist notified officers that he was travelling in the area when he observed headlights flashing from a vehicle behind him. The motorist pulled over because he thought he was being stopped by officers. The suspect exited his car, identified himself as an officer and said that he stopped the driver for not using his turn signal. The victim questioned the suspect about his credentials –the suspect was wearing a jacket that said security – and the suspect ran back to his car and fled. The motorist was able to provide a tag number of the suspect’s vehicle. Through further investigation, sheriff’s officers located the suspect, Tyler Lee Cole, 20, of Waldorf, at his home and placed him under arrest. Cole was intoxicated and disorderly. Officers learned he took the security jacket from an acquaintance. Cole was charged with impersonating a police officer. PFC R. Gass investigated.

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 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      

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