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.
OFFICERS INVESTIGATE SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH: On April 1 at approximately 6:19 p.m., officers responded to the 5000 block of Bryantown Road in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle accident. The driver, a 22-year-old male from Waldorf, was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. A passenger who was not on the scene when officers arrived was later located at a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the sport utility vehicle lost control while travelling north on Bryantown Road. The vehicle left the roadway and struck several trees. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Cpl. W. Saunders of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.
PEDESTRIAN HIT-AND-RUN/CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: On April 1 at approximately 2:06 p.m., officers responded to the area of Smallwood Drive at Barrington Drive in Waldorf for the report of a pedestrian hit-and-run. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a 72-year-old male from Waldorf, who was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. Witnesses stated that a gray or silver sport utility vehicle struck the man as he attempted to cross Smallwood Drive in his wheelchair. The striking vehicle was not located. Based on the manner of the collision, the silver or gray sport utility vehicle should have minor damage on the front passenger side. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the identity of the driver. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Jon Burroughs of the Traffic Operations Unit at (301) 932-3515. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-866-411-TIPS, text CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submit a tip online at
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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