Charles County Sheriff's Office

CCSO Investigates Bomb Threat

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THREAT OF ARSON: On July 12 at 11 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers were notified of a threat to “blow up” the Department of Social Services building in La Plata. Officers notified the Department of Social Services, at which time the building was evacuated as a precaution. The building was searched, and no explosives were found. A suspect has been identified, and charges are pending. PFC A. Fenlon 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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