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.

POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE: On March 26 at approximately 12:07 a.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop in the 2400 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. Upon making contact with the driver, the officer detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Further investigation revealed marijuana, oxycodone, a digital scale, other paraphernalia, and a loaded handgun in the driver’s possession. Justice Patrick Sneed, 20, of Upper Marlboro, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances and marijuana, and transporting a handgun in a vehicle. Officer R. Pickeral investigated.

OFFICERS INVESTIGATING DAMAGED FIRE HYDRANT: On March 25 at approximately 5:15 p.m., a freight truck made a right-hand turn onto Sub Station Road from Old Washington Road in Waldorf and ran over a fire hydrant. The damaged hydrant began to flood the road, and public utilities responded to shut the hydrant off and clean the road up, which had begun to erode and was covered in mud. The driver of the truck is unknown. PFC J. Foster 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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