Patrol Officers Apprehend Burglary Suspect

On May 29 at 3:16 a.m., officers responded to a hotel in the 9300 block of Crain Highway in Bel Alton for the report of a burglary in progress. A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect was observed entering a room through an unsecured window. Additional evidence showed he tried to enter several other rooms as well. Officers established a perimeter [...]

2023-05-31T09:11:34-04:00May 31, 2023|Press Releases|

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in Assault Cases

On May 28 at 7:13 p.m., unknown suspects drove by a woman in the area of Huntington Circle in Waldorf and shot her with a suspected airsoft or paintball gun, striking her in the arms and legs. The same suspects are believed to be responsible for a similar assault minutes later. The vehicle is described as a four-door, dark-colored passenger [...]

2023-05-31T08:27:52-04:00May 31, 2023|Press Releases|

Suspect in Shooting Case on Leland Place Identified and Arrested

On May 24 at 4:03 p.m., officers responded to the 11400 block of Leland Place in Waldorf for the report of the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, they located a juvenile male who reported someone shot at him; however, he was not struck by gunfire. Investigators developed leads and identified a 15-year-old juvenile as a suspect in this case. [...]

2023-05-26T16:57:13-04:00May 26, 2023|Press Releases|

Patrol Officers Recover Stolen KIA Vehicle

On May 24 at 9:25 a.m., officers responded to the 6000 block of New Forest Court in Waldorf for the report of a suspicious person and vehicle. When officers arrived, they located a juvenile near a KIA SUV. A computer check revealed the KIA had been reported stolen from Washington, D.C. The juvenile was also in possession of items stolen [...]

2023-05-26T16:50:58-04:00May 26, 2023|Press Releases|

School Resource Officer Investigates Threat of Mass Violence

School Resource Officer Investigates Threat of Mass Violence: On May 25 at 9:20 a.m., a School Resource Officer (SRO) was notified that a 16-year-old student sent a private message on social media to another student, which contained a threat to commit mass violence at Mattawoman Middle School. The student who made the threat attends a different Charles County Public School. [...]

2023-05-26T13:58:05-04:00May 26, 2023|Press Releases|

Four 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 Anthony Celia, Lieutenant William Welch, Lieutenant Ryan Taylor, and Sergeant Jessica Minor from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety 545th School of Police Staff and Command. The School of Police Staff and Command is an intensive leadership and management education program that helps prepare [...]

2023-05-25T11:48:32-04:00May 25, 2023|Press Releases|

Patrol Officer Recovers Loaded Firearm in Vehicle During Traffic Stop

On May 17 at 6:48 p.m., a patrol officer initiated a traffic stop in the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for registration and insurance violations. Further investigation revealed a loaded handgun inside the vehicle. The driver, Jordan Malik Barnes, 27, of Forestville, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm due to previous convictions, transporting a [...]

2023-05-24T16:56:00-04:00May 24, 2023|Press Releases|

Student Found to be in Possession of Cannabis at Middle School

On May 23 at 1:30 p.m., a school administrator at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School reported to a school resource officer that a student was in possession of suspected drugs. The school resource officer recovered a bag of suspected cannabis. The student was charged on a civil citation and also faces disciplinary consequences from the Charles County Public Schools. Parents are [...]

2023-05-24T16:20:50-04:00May 24, 2023|Press Releases|

Elementary School Student Observed Smoking a Vaping Device in Gymnasium during Class

On May 24 at 11 a.m., a student at Indian Head Elementary School was observed smoking a vaping device in the gymnasium during class. The device was recovered and the student’s parents were contacted. The school resource officer has initiated an investigation and will notify the Charles County Department of Juvenile Services. Parents are urged to talk with their children [...]

2023-05-24T18:09:23-04:00May 24, 2023|Press Releases|

School Resource Officer Investigating Assault at Elementary School

On May 23 at 12 p.m., a school resource officer was notified about an assault that occurred at Gale Bailey Elementary School during which two students struck another student several times. The students stopped fighting as teachers approached and the student was seen by a school nurse. In accordance with Maryland law, the students cannot be charged due to their [...]

2023-05-24T16:38:56-04:00May 24, 2023|Press Releases|
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