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.

ARMED ROBBERY ARREST: On October 8 at 7:32 p.m., officers responded to the Top Dollar Pawn store located in the 3300 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers spoke with employees who stated that a white male dressed in a camouflage jacket, wearing a backpack and mask and armed with a handgun, entered the store, demanded money and fled on foot. After a perimeter was set, Cpl. R. Cuyler and K-9 Cooper conducted a track and recovered a backpack with money. They also recovered a wallet with identification in the name of Justin W. Smith. Robbery Unit detectives linked Smith to the robbery and obtained an arrest warrant. On October 11, Smith, 26 of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with robbery. Detective C. Wimberly is investigating.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on October 13, unknown suspect(s) broke into a residence in the 3100 block of Gideon Court in Waldorf. The kitchen door had been kicked in, and some currency was stolen from the residence. PFC D. Walker is investigating.

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE: Sometime between October 9 and October 13, unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle in the 9500 block of Adams Willett Road in Nanjemoy and stole change and currency. PFC B. Flynn is investigating.

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 and 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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