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Patrol officers recover narcotics and loaded stolen firearm during traffic stop

On May 28 at 1:58 a.m., Officer J. Gordon initiated a traffic stop in the 5100 block of Indian Head Highway in Indian Head for equipment violations on a vehicle. Upon contacting the driver, the officer noted the driver’s license was suspended. The officer also observed a bottle of cough syrup with codeine in plain view. Further investigation revealed the [...]

2024-05-29T12:17:22-04:00May 29, 2024|Press Releases|

Accidental injury at CCSO firearms range

On May 22 at 8:30 a.m., during a firearms training exercise, a Charles County Sheriff’s officer accidentally discharged his weapon, striking his leg and causing a flesh wound. Staff immediately applied first aid and summoned EMS from Hughesville VFD and Bel Alton VFD. The officer was transported to a hospital, treated, and released. CONTACT: Diane Richardson Media Relations Office 301-609-6557 [...]

2024-05-29T12:00:54-04:00May 29, 2024|Press Releases|

Student at Piccowaxen Middle School in possession of vapes and cannabis

On May 22, a school administrator at Piccowaxen Middle School reported to the school resource officer that a student was in possession of three vaping devices and a bag of cannabis. The SRO recovered the items, and the student was charged on a civil citation with possession of cannabis. The student also faces school disciplinary consequences. Cpl. Caballero is investigating. [...]

2024-05-22T16:47:47-04:00May 22, 2024|Press Releases|

Sgt. Phil Norris Honored as the 2023 Charles County Detention Center Correctional Officer of the Year

Charles County, MD…Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry and Director Ryan Ross of the Charles County Detention Center are pleased to announce that Sgt. Phil Norris ID#2610 was named the recipient of the 2023 Charles County Detention Center Correctional Officer of the Year award. Throughout his 12-year career, Sgt. Norris has demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment to his duties, going [...]

2024-05-22T15:58:47-04:00May 22, 2024|Press Releases|

Two Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Graduate from Northwestern University Program

Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the graduation of Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Lieutenant Charles “Chuck” Gass, Jr. and Lieutenant Kevin Conley (CCDC) from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command on May 17. The School of Police Staff and Command is an intensive leadership and management education program that helps prepare experienced [...]

2024-05-22T14:26:18-04:00May 22, 2024|Press Releases|

Help needed locating missing juvenile who may be adult boyfriend

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating Patricia Castro, 15, of Waldorf who was last seen on March 28 in the 4100 block of Bluebird Drive in Waldorf. Family members believe she left on her own with her boyfriend, Jose Leon-Gutierrez who is approximately 19 years old. Castro is 5’0” and weighs about 160 lbs. Detectives [...]

2024-05-22T11:12:00-04:00May 22, 2024|Press Releases|

Charles County Crime Solvers offering cash reward in reckless endangerment case

On May 18 at 8:50 p.m., officers responded to the 3400 block of Highgrove Drive in White Plains for the report of gunshots. When officers arrived, they did not locate anyone with gunshot wounds; however, it was discovered several shots were fired and one of the rounds struck a house with adults and young children inside. Further, the shooting may [...]

2024-05-21T15:34:07-04:00May 21, 2024|Press Releases|

Student Day Campers Wanted for Just Say No Camp

Our Just Say No Summer Camp is coming up July 29-31. The camp is being held at St. Charles High School starting at 0845 and ending at 2:30 p.m. Students must have their own transportation and the camp is FREE. Lunch will be provided. Students will be allowed to use the pool at St. Charles HS for a brief period [...]

2024-05-21T11:22:04-04:00May 21, 2024|Press Releases|

Warrant Fugitive Task Force Seeks Whereabouts of Suspect who Violated Bond Conditions

Charles County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the whereabouts of Mack Lee Cleckley, age 40, of no fixed address. Cleckley has an active warrant for revocation of bond due to violating the conditions under which he was released. The facts of the case are as follows: In August 2023, detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section presented [...]

2024-05-17T15:21:29-04:00May 17, 2024|Press Releases|

Detectives identify and arrest suspect in armed robbery case

Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have identified and arrested a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery case. On February 22, a male and a female entered a home improvement store on Jefferson Place in Waldorf. They picked up several items and approached a cashier. The female paid for her items; however, the male concealed merchandise and [...]

2024-05-17T14:35:21-04:00May 17, 2024|Press Releases|
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