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April 2020

Officers Apprehend Man Shooting Firearm / Reckless Endangerment

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

On April 29 at 2:51 p.m., officers responded to the 11800 block of Holly Lane in Waldorf for the report of the sound of gunshots behind a business. Upon arrival, officers spoke with an employee who indicated they had just seen a man firing a rifle in the parking lot behind a nearby convenience store. When t…

5 Ways to Help Our Community During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Current events and the threat of the COVID-19 virus have many of us feeling anxious and weary. Schools nationwide are closed, many for the remainder of the year, and Maryland joined other states in issuing a stay-at-home order and requiring citizens to wear masks when making essential trips out. Many people, if not in fear for their own or their immediate family’s safety, are concerned for t…

Gunman in Shooting on Spring Oak Court Identified

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

UPDATE: The gunman has been identified by detectives as De Quang Tran, 59, of La Plata. The officer who fired and disabled the gunman is PFC Morrison, who is assigned to the Patrol Division. Detectives are still working to establish a motive. The investigation is ongoing.

Attempted Murder /…

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Carrico Mill Road in Hughesville

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

On April 25 at 1:46 p.m., officers responded to the area of Carrico Mill Road and Groveheart Place in Hughesville for the report of a motorcycle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed the operator  of the motorcycle, Thomas Andrew Weaver, Jr., 55, of Lusby, MD, was traveling on Carrico Mill Road when for…

Attempted Murder / Officer Involved Shooting on Spring Oak Court

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

On April 26, at approximately 10:20 a.m., officers responded to the 10000 block of Spring Oak Court in La Plata for the report of a home invasion in progress. As officers were responding, 911 received additional calls advising the suspect – armed with a military-style long gun – had approached severa…

Detectives Investigate Homicide on Aldermans Place

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

On April 20 at 2:10 p.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of Aldermans Place in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located the victim, Trevon Marquise Smiley, 26, of Waldorf, who had been shot multiple times. As he was being transported to a hospital, Smiley succumbed to…

Update on Charges Relating to Physical Child Abuse Case from March

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

UPDATE: On April 14, McKay was charged with first-degree murder. He is being held in the Charles County Detention Center with no bond.

Man Charged in Connection with Physical Child Abuse: On March 30 at 2 a.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of St. Thomas Drive in Waldorf after a man called and…

Incident Briefings April 14, 2020

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

Detectives Investigate Shooting / Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward: On April 12 at 2:44 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Brookside Place in Waldorf for the report of the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, they learned a male, age 22, had been shot multiple times and was driven to t…

2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
2019 Fast Facts
County Population: 161,503*

Sworn Officers: 290
Corrections Officers: 139
Court Security Officers: 13
Automated Enforcement Unit (AEU) Deputy: 1
Civilian Employees: 208**
Calls for Service: 220,428
Arrests: 5,508
Motor Vehic…

Detectives Investigating Murder / Suicide at Waldorf Hotel

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

On April 10 at 7:40 p.m., officers responded to the Hilton Garden Inn at 10385 O’Donnell Place in Waldorf to check on the welfare of a man and woman after receiving information from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) in Indiana that they had just received a tip indicating one of t…

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