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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.

THEFT: Between Sept. 14 – Sept. 22, someone broke into an unlocked garage in the 9800 block of Johnsontown Road in La Plata and stole tools.

Traffic Alert

On Wednesday, Sept 25, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will be assisting the family of Kenneth Bernard Proctor – who was tragically killed at the Washington Navy Yard last week – with traffic control during his funeral service.

A large number of people are expected to attend the viewing and mass which will be held tomorrow morning at Sacred Heart Church in La Plata. Immediately…

No Malicious Intent Found in Bus Stop Incident

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who was described in a report of suspicious activity that occurred yesterday morning at a bus stop at the intersection of Normandie Woods Drive and Charles Street in La Plata, and has determined the man was not involved in malicious activity.

The investigation began at 8:40 a.m. when a woman called the CCSO to report that s…

Suspicious Activity Reported at Bus Stop

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of suspicious activity that occurred about 8:40 a.m. on Sept. 18 at a school bus stop at the intersection of Normandie Woods Drive and Charles Street in La Plata. A man in a sport-utility vehicle stopped at the bus stop, lowered his passenger-side window and initiated a conversation with a 6-year-old boy who was alone at the stop.

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.

MAN REPORTEDLY ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS SELF: On Sept. 15 at 5:50 p.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Heathcote Road in Waldorf for t…

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.

CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD FOR SUSPECT’S WHEREABOUTS: CCSO investigators are seeking the whereabouts of Matthew Leo Wade, Jr., 29,…

Crash Investigation: Vehicle Into Lake

On Sept. 10 at 12:25 p.m., a 25-year-old Temple Hills woman was driving her Hyundai north on St. Charles Parkway near St. Thomas Drive in Waldorf when her vehicle went off the roadway and struck a tree. The crash propelled her car about 60 feet into Wakefield Lake where the vehicle quickly submerged in about 5 feet of water. The woman was able to get out of her car through the driver’s sid…

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.

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…

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