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.

THEFT FROM AUTO: Between April 25 and April 26, unknown suspect(s) broke into a car in the 11600 block of Marston Moor Lane in Waldorf and stole an Apple iPod Mini, an iPad, auxiliary cords, and an in-dash CD player / navigation system. Officer R. Pickeral is investigating.

THEFTS FROM AUTOS: During the overnight hours of April 23 into April 24, unknown suspect(s) stole items from cars in the areas of Bel Alton, Newburg, and Cobb Island. None of the vehicles sustained any damage, and all were unlocked at the time of the incident. Items stolen range from note books, driver’s licenses, credit cards, flashlights, and money. Detectives are working on leads. Officer J. Ryan is investigating.

SECOND-DEGREE DOMESTIC-RELATED ASSAULT/ DRUGS RECOVERED: On April 24 at 12:16 a.m., officers responded to the area of Circle Avenue in Indian Head for a domestic-related assault. Investigation showed a male occupant of the house continuously struck a female resident causing numerous facial injuries. The suspect fled the house prior to police arrival, but officers found him hiding in a shed in the backyard. Officers also located 115 grams of marijuana in the house. The suspect, a 35-year-old-male, was arrested and charged with assault and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute. Cpl. J. Rager 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 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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