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.

STRONG ARMED ROBBERY: On April 1 at approximately 6:15 a.m., a woman was walking her dog in the area of St. Patrick’s Drive at Highgate Place in Waldorf when a man wearing all black clothing approached her and grabbed her cell phone and keys from her hand. The suspect fled into the woods. Officer K. Collins is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY OVER $1,000: On April 1 at approximately 6:55 a.m., employees arrived at a business in the 100 block of St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf and observed an unknown suspect leaving the area of a vehicle, which had a window broken out, in the parking lot. An investigation revealed that at approximately 3:52 a.m., the suspect arrived at the business and kicked open five lower bay windows at the front of the building.  He then smashed the passenger-side window of a pickup truck that was parked in the parking lot and entered the vehicle, only leaving the area when the employees arrived just before 7 a.m. Pfc. E. Baker is investigating.

OFFICERS INVESTIGATE SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE: On March 31 at approximately 2:52 p.m., officers responded to the 4400 block of Regency Place in White Plains for a complaint of a suspicious package. Upon arrival, officers located the package and evacuated the building. The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office Bomb Squad responded and collected the suspicious item. Their office 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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