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The following is a sample of recent events investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit www.CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

THIRD SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH PARTY ROBBERIES: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a third suspect wanted in…

CCSO Officer Becomes DARE Certified

Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey is pleased to announce the graduation of PFC Amy Upshaw from Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) instructor training held Aug. 19 – Aug. 30 at the Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville, MD. PFC Upshaw was among 20 other officers from across the region to complete the two-week certification course to become one of the nation’s newest…

Homicide Investigation

On September 7 at 11:50 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Popes Creek Court in La Plata (Phoenix Run neighborhood) for the report of the sound of gunshots. Officers canvassed the area and found the victim, Melvin Wayne Brown, 31, of Indian Head, on the ground in between two vehicles in the 600 block of Pomonkey Way; he had been shot and was pronounced dead on the scene. Detectives wit…

Incident Briefings

The following is a sample of recent events investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit www.CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

TWO SUSPECTS CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH PARTY ROBBERIES: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two suspects wanted in connection…

Bank Robbery

On Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m., a man on a motorcycle pulled into the parking lot of the Capitol One Bank at the Waldorf Market Place and, wearing his helmet, walked inside. He approached an employee, showed a knife and demanded money. The employee complied and the suspect told her to walk by his side as he left the bank. At the same time, a witness – who was in the parking lot – observed the suspect…

Speed Cameras Re-Activated

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office will re-activate automated speed enforcement cameras in designated school zones starting Monday, Sept. 2. The Agency’s three cameras were temporarily deactivated last month when the Agency realized one of the camera sites was not in compliance with state regulations. Since then, a thorough review of all camera sites has been completed and all sites meet…

Drug Arrests

For the second time this year, narcotics detectives with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office have arrested the same two people in connection with distributing drugs. Peter Nikolai, 30, and his wife, Kristen, 24, were arrested last week after detectives completed a recent investigation in which the Nikolai’s were suspected of dealing marijuana from their house in the 6200 block of Panther…

Park-and-Ride Arrests

On Aug. 20, officers assigned to the CCSO COPs unit conducted special patrols at the Smallwood Park and Ride due to complaints of loitering and drug and alcohol use. Officers charged two adults with alcohol violations and a third person was charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute.

In an unrelated event that occurred at the park and ride on Aug. 16, a 20-year-old man was…

Arrest Made in Shooting

On Aug. 23 at 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the Dash-In at 2007 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers were told two men in two different cars had exchanged words near the gas pumps. As the suspect was driving away he pulled a gun and fired shots, striking the man he had been arguing with and a passerby who was walking into the store. The passerby…

Incident Briefings

The following is a sample of recent events investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit www.CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

STOLEN CAR: On Aug. 26 at 9:30 p.m., an employee of a pizza carryout was delivering a pizza at an address in the 11600 block of Lewisham Plac…

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