Monthly Archives

January 2014

CCDC Collects Toys for Children’s Aid Society

In the muster room at the Charles County Detention Center on Dec. 16, the toys, stuffed animals, board games and other Christmas presents were stacked nearly as high as the Christmas tree, ready to be delivered to the children of low-income families whose struggles are especially difficult at Christmastime.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s Corrections Division and the Charles…

Fugitive Friday

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Diantra Lashaune Gant, 33, who has no fixed address. Gant, who also goes by the name of Deontre Gant, currently has four outstanding warrants for first-degree assault, second-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct. Gant is 5’6”, 160 lbs., and has black hair and…

Record Amount Raised for SOMD in 2013

Three remarkable events happened in Charles County in 2013 and at times it seemed the circumstances were made for television: Zombies invaded a park; cops and cows stood on the rooftops of the local Chick-fil-As; and hundreds of red-clad runners traversed the streets of La Plata. Even more remarkable, these events produced a record-breaking achievement: Combined, they helped the Charles County…

Shop with a Cop 2013

Christmas was merrier for 70 Charles County youngsters who participated in Shop with a Cop on Dec. 7 with police and correctional officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), the Maryland State Police, the La Plata Police Department and the Maryland Transit Authority Police.

Shop with a Cop pairs the officers with children from low-income families with officers who treat them…

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 and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

CRITICAL MISSING TEENAGER FOUND SAFE: On January 2 at 8:30 a.m., a missing autistic teenager – who had been reported missing to the Charles…

LEOSA Training Announcement

In January 2014, the following LEOSA training changes will take effect at the Charles County Sheriff’s Office:

The training will be held the first and third Thursday of the month. Please note, training will not be held on holidays.

There will be a limit of 18 spots available for each session.

Retired officers must call Rick Nichols at 301-542-6394 or Sharele Peters at 301-609-3917 to…

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