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Kidnapping, Robbery Suspects Charged

Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey said officers have arrested and charged Tonya Renae Riffe, 34, and Lila Juanita Smith, 27, both of Waldorf, in connection with two separate cases of kidnapping and robbery that occurred within the past few days. The first abduction was reported on April 25 but actually occurred on April 23 at 1 p.m., when a 70-year-old man was walking toward his car in t…

Incident Briefings

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

OFFICER APPREHENDS ROBBERY SUSPECT: On April 21 at 7:50 p.m., officers responded to a convenience store in the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a…

Incident Briefings

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

ADDITIONAL COPPER THEFTS DISCOVERED/CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARDS: As a result of a recent string of copper thefts from utility light poles, Sheriff Rex Coffey and…

Copper Thefts

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several reports of copper thefts in which suspects stole copper wiring from large light poles. The most recent theft occurred at a school. On April 16 at about 3:30 a.m., a patrol officer was conducting a building check at Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Road in Waldorf, when he discovered someone had tampered with the light poles near…

Incident Briefings

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

CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING REWARD FOR INFORMATION IN ROBBERY CASE: Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identity of the suspect…

Reward Offered for Information about Shooting

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect involved in a shooting that occurred on April 10 in the area of Trefoil Place in Waldorf. At 11:30 p.m., the victim was driving on Tawny Drive near Thistle Place when he observed a large SUV blocking the roadway and several people standing around it. The man maneuvered around the SUV and…

Incident Briefings

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

CALL FOR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY LEADS TO ARREST: On April 9 at 5:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Meadowside Court in Indian Head for the report of a suspicious…

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

April 6 to April 12 marks this year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Sheriff Rex W. Coffey said the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will be commemorating our nation’s progress in advancing victims’ rights by honoring those who advocate for expanded support and services to people and communities affected by crime.

Members of the sheriff’s office will be attending a…

Incident Briefings

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

ASSAULT: On April 6 at 12:14 a.m., officers responded to the 2200 block of Sandalwood Drive in Waldorf for the report of a road rage incident during which a man pointed a…

Knights of Columbus Citizen of the Year: Sarah Vaughan

Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey is pleased to announce Sarah Vaughan, coordinator of the CCSO’s Teen Court program, was recently named Citizen of the Year by the Knights of Columbus at a ceremony held on March 23. Ms. Vaughan was nominated for this prestigious award by Mark Shutters, Grand Knight, Archbishop Neale Council, who attends church with her and who has a son who volunteered in…

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