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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…

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…

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