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January 2019

Watch Works February 2019

The CCSO Community Services Section has published the latest edition of its Watch Works newsletter. Watch Works is a publication of the Charles County Crime Watch Program and has important safety information. The CCSO encourages readers to share the information with family and friends.

Watch Works February…

Statement Regarding Death of Cpl. Patrick “P.J.” Mann

DATE: January 25, 2019     
CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

Statement Regarding Death Investigation of Off-Duty Charles County Sheriff’s Officer: Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is deeply saddened to announce the untimely death of Corporal Patrick “P.J.” Mann, a school resource officer assigned to St. Charles High School in…

CCSO Detectives and Forensics Experts Solve 1993 Rape Case – Suspect Arrested and Charged

DATE: January 17, 2019    
CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658
Cold Case Solved – Detectives Identify Suspect in 1993 Rape Case
Fingerprint Analysis, DNA and Continued Investigation Led to Arrest
Detectives with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Forensic Science Unit have identified the suspect in a…

CCSO Welcomes Four New Correctional Officers

DATE: January 17, 2019     
CONTACT:
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
301-609-6538
Charles County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Four New Correctional Officers
Four Charles County Candidates Graduate from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy
Corrections Entrance Level Training Program
Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce the Southern Maryland Crimina…

Update on Car Crash on St. Charles Parkway – Driver Pronounced Deceased  

DATE: January 9, 2019     
CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On January 9, Nadia Mourtaj, 21, of Waldorf was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries she sustained in a car crash that occurred on December 31. Nadia was driving a passenger car northbound on St. Charles Parkway near Gateway Plaza in Waldorf when she lost control of t…

Detectives Seek Whereabouts of Critical Missing Person on Bridle Path Drive

DATE: January 6, 2019    

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

UPDATE JANUARY 9: Ms. Hartsock was located safe and unharmed. 

On Saturday, January 5, at 6:44 p.m., officers responded to the 2200 block of Bridle Path Drive in Waldorf for the report of a missing person. Regina Lou Hartsock, 54, was reported missing by her husband who…

Suspicious Activity Reported on Bannister Circle

DATE: January 4, 2019    

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On January 3 at 4:22 p.m., officers responded to the area of Bannister Circle and Bryan Court in Waldorf for the report of suspicious activity. A witness told officers he was inside his vehicle at the corner of Bannister Circle and Bryan Court when he observed a beige or cream…

CCSO Commander, Lt. Joseph Pratta, Graduates FBI National Academy

DATE: January 4, 2019    

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Lt. Joseph Pratta graduated from the FBI National Academy on December 14. Lt. Pratta was one of 250 fellow law enforcement executives who represented 50 states, 23 international countries, seven federa…

Watch Works January 2019

The CCSO Community Services Section has published the latest edition of its Watch Works newsletter. Watch Works is a publication of the Charles County Crime Watch Program and has important safety information. The CCSO encourages readers to share the information with family and friends.

Watch Works January…

Looking Back at 2018

DATE: January 2, 2019  
CONTACT:
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
301-609-6538
A Look Back at 2018
The holiday season often marks a time of reflection of the past year, and law enforcement is no different. As 2018, the 360th anniversary year for the CCSO, has come to a close, Sheriff Troy Berry and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office look back on the events of the last 12 months. For…

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