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May 2017

CCSO Announces 2017 National Night Out

CCSO Invites Charles County Residents to National Night Out
Police and Neighbors Come Together for Annual Community Event
Attention all neighborhoods: On August 1, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., neighborhoods throughout Charles County are invited to team up with thousands of communities across the country for the 34th Annual National Night Out (NNO). Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the CCSO…

CCSO Investigating Fatal Crash on Olivers Shop Road

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

CCSO INVESTIGATING TWO VEHICLE FATAL CAR CRASH: On May 22 at 9:48 a.m., officers responded to Olivers Shop Road between Route 6 and Wheatley Road for the report of a crash.

CCSO School Resource Unit Announces 2017 Youth Summer Sports Camps

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit is once again sponsoring several youth summer sports camps!

The first annual Ladies Leadership Soccer Camp will take place at Laurel Springs Regional Park in La Plata on June 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The program is being offered to young ladies currently in grades 2 through 5 who reside in Charles County. Parents of…

CCSO Detectives Charge Six Suspects in Homicide Case

Detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division have charged six suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of Samuel Keith Gemeny, 35, of Waldorf. The homicide occurred on May 16 in the 3400 block of Promenade Place in Waldorf. Gemeny was shot inside his apartment during a dispute about property. The suspects were arrested on May 17 and charged…

Detectives Investigating Homicide on Promenade Place


On May 16 at approximately 8:24 p.m., officers responded to the 3400 block of Promenade Place in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found Samuel Keith Gemeny, 35, of Waldorf  inside his apartment with a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. A preliminary investigation showed three suspects knocked on the door of t…

Incident Briefs May 12, 2017

MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY: On May 10, John Edward Hall, 72, of Drayden, MD, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of possession of child pornography. The investigation was initially started last year when the Center for Missing and Exploited Children became aware of an unknown person downloading child pornography in the Charles County area. They contacted detectives…

CCSO Correctional Officers Receive Awards for Community Service from MCAA

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce Master Corporal David Baden and Correctional Officer First Class Al Davis were recently honored by the Maryland Correctional Administrators Association (MCAA) for their outstanding community service efforts. The officers were honored at an awards luncheon held on May 9 in Timonium, MD.

“M/Cpl. Baden and CFC Davis’ dedication to…

Cruelty to Animals / Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward


 On May 2 between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m., a pet cat was found injured in the 5200 block of Colebrook Street in La Plata. The owner originally thought the cat, Maximus, had been struck by a car, but doctors at the emergency animal clinic discovered the cat had been shot with a high-powered pellet gun. The cat’s leg was shattered and eventually had to be amputated. He is still being…

CCSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Operations Unit will conduct impaired and aggressive driver patrols using funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office as well as an impaired driver checkpoint on May 6. Special patrols and enforcement focused on impaired and aggressive driving are conducted year round. The CCSO is reminding drivers who might become impaired to always…

Incident Briefs May 2, 2017

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

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTIES: On April 30 between 1:30 a.m. – 5 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke out windows to several cars in the Highgrove and Kingsview neighborhoods.

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