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Incident Briefings

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visitCrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT/CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: On April 29 at 9:07 p.m., officers responded to the 2200 block of Bridle Path Drive in Waldorf for the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, no one was in the area. A few minutes later, officers received a call for an injured male at a gas station on Berry Road. Officers determined the victim, 29, of Accokeek, had a gunshot wound to his neck and that he had been shot on Bridle Path Drive. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was treated for injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. Further investigation showed the shooting appeared to be intentional and may have been drug–related. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Anyone with information about this case may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. Det. J. Elliot is investigating.

PEDESTRIAN INJURED IN CRASH: On April 29 at 9:17 p.m., officers responded to the area of Smallwood Drive West – just north of St. Patrick’s Drive – for a pedestrian struck. Investigation showed the pedestrian, a 25-year-old male wearing dark clothing, was crossing Smallwood Drive West when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, 35, remained on the scene. The pedestrian was transported to a hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening. Sgt. J. Burroughs of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

CITIZEN ROBBERY/CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: On April 26 at 10:45 p.m., officers responded to the area of Starkey Court and Wesley Drive in La Plata for the report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers found a man lying on the ground with several wounds. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was admitted with serious injuries. Investigation showed the victim got lost and turned into a senior center. He saw a male standing in the parking lot and asked for directions. The male suddenly opened the victim’s car door and pulled the man out. Two other suspects approached and struck the man with an object. They stole the victim’s wallet and cell phone and then fled.  The descriptions of the suspects are vague.  Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to the arrest of the suspects. Anyone with information about this case may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. Officer R. McMullen #593 is investigating.

DETECTIVES RECOVER DRUGS AND A STOLEN GUN: On April 29, members of the Narcotics Enforcement Section conducted a search warrant in the 2700 block of Adelphi Lane in Bryans Road in response to multiple complaints of possible drug dealing at the house. Officers located a semi-automatic handgun that had been reported stolen through South Carolina. They also discovered 85 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, and other evidence. Cameron James Taylor, 23, of Bryans Road was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen firearm and possession of illegal drugs with the intent to distribute. The Narcotics Enforcement Section is continuing their investigation.

THEFT: On April 29 at 3 p.m., officers responded to the 6900 block of Dicandia Dorsey Place in Hughesville for the report of a theft. Investigation showed unknown suspect(s) broke out a window of a shed and stole a power washer, an edger, and other items. Officer C. Collins #605 is investigating.

BURGLARY: On April 28 at 5:09 p.m., officers responded to the 3700 block ofOld Washington Road in Waldorf for the report of a theft. Investigation showed unknown suspect(s) pried open the front door of a house and stole several items. Officer G. Cook and Det. C. Gilroy are investigating.

BURGLARY: On April 28 between 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a hotel room at the Waldorf Motel and stole tennis shoes and other items.  Officer L. Miles is investigating.

BURGLARY: On April 28 at approximately 1:45 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a business at 4781 Crain Highway in White Plains and attempted to steal several guns which were in a display case. The suspects were unsuccessful and fled. Officer A. Bringley is investigating.

BURGLARY: On April 27, sometime during the day, unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 100 block of Circle Avenue in Indian Head and stole several long guns, a cross bow and other items.  PFC D. Sylvestre and Det. C. Gilroy are investigating.

BURGLARY: On April 26, during the daytime hours, unknown suspects(s) broke into a house in the 2300 block of Hazelwood Court in Waldorf and stole jewelry and other items. Officer G. Cook 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 tipsubmit.com. 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 www.ccso.us.      

Media Contact
Diane Richardson
301-609-6557
richardsond@ccso.us

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